Why Choose Upland?

Committed to a Common Purpose

Located in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania Upland Country Day School represents a community of people that are committed to a common purpose: providing an unparalleled educational experience for our students. We strive to teach children to love learning, engage in their education, communicate in the world and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.

What Makes Upland Special?

Some would point to our innovative academic program, which combines some of the most progressive opportunities in education with a traditional background that has become the hallmark of our school. Others would mention our incredible faculty members, who create lifelong bonds with their students and deliver challenging yet developmentally appropriate instruction and support. Others would point to our philosophy of Full Participation, where every student engages in each of our Four A’s: Academics, Athletics, Arts and Attitude. Still others would mention our one-of-a-kind community of students, teachers, parents, alumni and administrators who ensure that every student’s Upland experience is a special one.

Who We Are

Our Students.

At Upland, our students will grow and develop, learn who they are, what they want, and how to get it. They thrive discovering the whats, exploring the hows, and challenging the whys with tools and collaborative partners that reflect the ever-changing now.

Our Teachers.

At Upland, teachers are mentors, experts, collaborators, and motivators, dedicated to each and every student reaching their potential. They are more than instructors – they are the designers of rich learning experiences. They know, value and care about each student.

Our Community.

At Upland we are a community of thinkers and doers in every area and every grade. Our students graduate as well rounded, knowledgeable, confident leaders – ready for success in secondary school and beyond and to collaborate and contribute in a world that is depending on them to make a difference. We are an active and welcoming community of students, teachers, parents, and alumni. We learn and grow from each other, enriching our offerings and providing students access to amazing opportunities. Being a part of the Upland community is a special honor that is both exciting and constantly inspiring. Upland is a school that yields real results and happy, well rounded students that only achieve, but truly thrive.

Our Strategic Plan

Our Mission & Philosophy

To provide a challenging academic, arts, and athletic program that nurtures the strengths of each child, fosters independent thinking, and develops graduates of character with a passion for learning, the confidence to take risks, and the perseverance to achieve success in school and life.

Together with parents, Upland Country Day School seeks to create a personal environment which can make a marked difference in children’s lives by developing habits of the mind and heart that lead to courage in their moral, ethical and intellectual lives, and to the ability to appreciate the uniqueness of self and others. 

Upland embraces its existence in a global community. To meet this world, the School's academic and extracurricular program will provide challenges and opportunities for a child:

  • To feel known, loved and valued
  • To engage in collaborative problem-solving that mimics real world application
  • To embrace the social responsibility of leadership and place in the community 
  • To understand the logic and discipline of mathematics and its applications to the world
  • To see the world through the eyes of a scientist as a place to test hypotheses, predict outcomes, and explore solutions
  • To develop a knowledge of teamwork, the body and character through physical education and sport
  • To employ technology as a tool to extend learning, creativity, problem solving, and interactions 
  • To become a steward of the environment and to serve others