Upper School Welcome
The Upper School serves young women and men in the 8th through 12th grades. Our students are energetic, curious and compassionate, and our challenging college preparatory curriculum and extra-curricular programs help them grow into committed, active, confident young adults. With an emphasis on learning the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century, teachers journey with students as they learn how to make a real difference in the world. Walsingham students explore, discover and develop their gifts, so that they can assume responsibility as mature participants in a pluralistic society.
Upper School Announcements
Upper School Advanced Placement Examinations & SAT Scores at a Five-Year High
July’s annual release of Advanced Placement Examination scores and SAT results provide Upper School Director Martha McArthur and College Counselor Christine Collett (above) with a means to gauge student performance. The SAT mean scores for the Class of 2015 post significant increases across the board and results indicate a 27% performance increase year over year in AP scores.
The Class of 2016 is already looking extremely impressive. 58% of the Class of 2016 took at least 1 AP exam junior year and the juniors passed 80% of all the exams they took. 52% of all exams taken by juniors posted scores of a 4 or 5.
These pieces of evidence, showcasing end results, are part of a much larger picture. Research suggests that successful schools are those that offer a rich and varied curriculum addressing the needs of all students. In the end, success at Walsingham is measured one student at a time!
New Counselor Launches College Planning Blog
Walsingham’s new College Counselor, Christine Collett is already scheduling individual meeting with each and every senior before the school year begins. She has hit the ground running this summer, traveling to college admissions offices across the country discussing the ever-changing climate that is college admissions.
Next week, Christine Collett will host a College Prep Kick Off, the first in a series of college planning events for juniors and seniors. Brad Harlan, Assistant Dean of Admissions at the College of William & Mary, will join the students to discuss the admissions process, what colleges and universities look for on applications, what makes applications stand out, and the different application processes - early action, early decision, and regular decision. Click here to read her new Counselor’s Corner Blog and stay up to date on the college planning process.
Upper School Information
As a proud member of VHS, Walsingham Academy expands its course catalog exponentially by providing online courses to our students. Walsingham students can gain online classroom experience as well as take unique courses like Mandarin Chinese or software programming.
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