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Discovering Upland

What School Should Be

At Upland Country Day School, we believe each student should feel known, loved, and valued. We believe children rise to high expectations and thrive on meaningful challenges. We believe that a great education is the adventure of a lifetime.  
Together these beliefs have created a wonderful school — a place of exploration and possibility. They have shaped a wonderful school community too, in which children flourish because they know they belong.  
I could list dozens of reasons to consider Upland. (It’s my job after all!) Let me start with five:

The Campus—23 beautiful acres providing ample space for children to roam and explore—to learn indoors and out.
The Kleberg IDEA Center—a high-powered makerspace, where students at every grade level learn design thinking and build projects that solve real problems. 
Harkness Learning—discussion-based seminar classes starting in sixth-grade that make learning extraordinarily active and interactive.
Global Awareness—thanks to the international exchange students we welcome every year, class trips abroad in eighth and ninth grade, and more.  

Personal Connections
—through truly caring teachers in exceptionally small classes, with plenty of individualized attention.  

    • Lori with daughter Morgan

      Lori with daughter Morgan '20

As a long-time staff member at our school and as the parent of two Upland graduates, I’ve known and loved  Upland for years. But in just the last few months, I’ve come to love it even more. As our lives have been turned upside-down in so many ways, I’ve seen how essential and sustaining the personal bonds that unite this community are. I’ve seen how exceptional the commitment of our faculty is. I’ve recognized how fortunate we are to share this green, serene campus refuge as our home.  
I hope you will have the chance to come discover these and other wonderful aspects of Upland for yourself.  When you do, I look forward to welcoming you!  
Warmly,  
Lori K. Yingling  
Director of Marketing and Admissions 


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