At Bishop's, the curriculum is designed to train students to think critically, to speak and write clearly and powerfully, and to bring their growing knowledge and skills to bear on problem solving across all disciplines. Bishop's students benefit from a structured educational experience that combines the best classical college preparatory curriculum with the most modern educational technology and methods. It is the philosophy of Bishop's Upper School that a disciplined study of academic coursework within a stimulating community of scholars is an excellent preparation for college and responsible participation in the adult world. Bishop's small class size allows students and teachers to engage in exciting and free-ranging discussions inspired by great voices and ideas of history, literature, languages, science, mathematics and the arts.
While students come to Bishop's to prepare to attend the best colleges and universities in the country, we do not define the scope of our academic program so narrowly that no room is left for larger, more important goals. It is our belief that a Bishop's education will prepare a young person for the totality of his or her life. In addition to college preparatory and accelerated course work, Bishop's offers Advanced Placement courses in 20 subjects that may lead to college credit and/or placing out of various college courses.