The Upland Way

Defining the Upland Student

From our nest in Chester County, PA, The Upland Way helps creates an atmosphere where children develop self-esteem, as well as respect for their peers as individuals. The Upland Way expects high standards of behavior, courtesy and academic performance. Discipline is firm within a relaxed, friendly atmosphere of mutual trust.
At Upland, with the right attitudes, our students are empowered to learn more, to do more and to be more.
Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a business... a home... a friendship... an organization. The remarkable thing is you have a choice every day of what your attitude will be. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the actions of others. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can change is our attitude.
The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

As Upland students, WE WILL...

List of 5 items.

  • Academics

    • Learn from mistakes and embrace challenges as opportunities for learning.
    • Acknowledge academic responsibilities and respect the process of learning.
    • Demonstrate responsibility by being prepared and punctual
    • Take a leadership role academically and socially and abide by the honor code
    • Participate by asking quality questions, asking for assistance
    • Be open-minded and respect others and their ideas.
  • Attitude

    • Treat others the way we want to be treated.
    • Seek to turn mistakes into opportunities and strive to be resilient.
    • Demonstrate respect for self and others by our good judgement, behavior, effort, and attitude.
    • Honor our responsibilities and are accountable for our actions.
  • Athletics

    • Exemplify sportsmanship by respecting teammates, coaches, officials and opponents
    • Work together as a team to achieve goals.
    • Bring full effort to practices and games and strive to maximize our potential.
  • Arts

    • Strive to stand out.
    • Engage in and respect the creative process.
    • Step out of our comfort zone.
  • Community

    • Treat others as we wish to be treated.
    • Use common sense manners.
    • Trust ourselves and those in our community
In addition to our emphasis on instilling our students with a positive attitude and character, we prepare kids for future academic success and life by living by the core values of our school motto – understanding, trust, responsibility.

List of 3 items.

  • Understanding

    Inspires action toward others with empathy, care, and acceptance.
  • Trust

    Fosters integrity and truthfulness, which leads to correct and honest actions.
  • Responsibility

    Encourages valuing the rights and opinions of others as well as acting with good judgment and consideration toward others.