Academics

Upper School

Welcome to the Upper School!

We provide a challenging academic program for college preparatory and advanced students. We give students opportunities to focus on strengths while encouraging their spiritual, leadership, service, athletic and creative gifts. In our close community our faculty come alongside students to foster responsible independence, teamwork and initiative as students prepare for college and beyond.

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Philosophy of Education

  • Challenges students academically in preparation for the rigors of university education and the pursuit of being a lifelong learner.
  • Develops the ability to think critically, become problem solvers, and increase capacity toward mature decision making.
  • Helps students develop their individual gifts and talents in realization of the potential given to them by God.

Pedagogical Foundations

  • We teach individuals.
  • Community is vital in developing the whole student.
  • Learning is a shared process requiring hard work and risk-taking.
  • Learning is best when students' skills are applied and exhibited.
  • Students learn best when responsible, self-motivated, and self-evaluating.

Goals

Our goals are to help students:
  • Modeling Christ-like character and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Creating an atmosphere of safety, care, and respect.
  • Pursuing professional development.
  • Developing godly character in students.

Upper School Teachers

Teachers are committed to:
  • Modeling Christ-like character and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Creating an atmosphere of safety, care, and respect.
  • Pursuing professional development.
  • Developing godly character in students.

Upper School Students

We would like students to be:
  • Pursuing academic excellence, moral uprightness, knowledge, and wisdom.
  • Discovering their unique gifts and calling.
  • Committed to work diligently.
  • Open to the gospel message and the working of the Holy Spirit.
  • Seekers of Truth and respectful of others.

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  • National Honor Society

    The Master's School chapter of the National Honor Society began in 1980. Since that time the organization has engaged its members in actively demonstrating scholarship, leadership, character, and service, the four main tenets of NHS, on campus and in the community.
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  • UConn Early College Experience

    The Master's School has partnered with the University of Connecticut to offer college courses to our Upper School students.

    ECE is a concurrent enrollment program where students earn both high school and college credit for each course. UConn ECE is nationally accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
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  • Student Life

    Student Life is a core component of the mission of The Master’s School in which we build a strong sense of community among the students, faculty, and administration.

    Opportunities to participate in student life are numerous. Programs include clubs, retreats, performing arts, athletics, and our student life program. Events are designed for and by students to build a strong connection with each other and the school.
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The Master’s School is an independent, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian day school enrolling children in preschool through post-graduate in West Simsbury, CT.

The Master's School opens its doors to all qualified students regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs.