Academic Philosophy

At Upland, we aspire every day to be all that school should be.

    •A Truly Challenging Journey of Learning 

    We believe children rise to our highest expectations, thrive on meaningful challenges, and never deserve anything less. 

    • A Community of Close Connections

    We believe a sense of belonging is a powerful force. When children feel known and cared for, they're ready to be their best. 

    • A World of Big Opportunities

    We believe the range of options we offer for exploration will be reflected in the variety of talents our students discover and develop. 

    • A Multidimensional Growth Experience 

    We believe a great education means more than a great academic experience—much, much more. 

    • A Place Kids Love to Be 

    We believe happiness matters—as goal in itself, and as a precondition for children to learn and thrive. 

    • A Powerful Preparation for the Future 

    We believe you can perceive a school’s true strengths in the character and confidence of its graduates.