Academics
Upper School

Postgraduate Program

A Postgraduate (PG) Program is a yearlong academic curriculum designed for students who hold a high school diploma but want to make specific academic or athletic inroads to boost their application chances when applying to college.

The Master’s School offers a robust academic experience designed to help graduates of a traditional high school transition to a college curriculum, preparing them for the requirements and expectations of life after high school. 

PG students at The Master's School receive personalized attention from our College Counseling Staff to prepare for and successfully navigate the college application process. We work with students and parents to help identify schools, compile application materials and provide support for both college and scholarship applications.

Colleges look very favorably at students who opt to take a PG year. Working to improve their academics in an environment of "structured independence" makes them more capable and mature. They know how to be active participants on campus and are more invested in their classes. Every year, PG graduates are accepted at Ivy League universities, supportive liberal arts colleges, and everything in between.

Why choose a PG year?

Do you need an additional year to improve your academic standings before applying to college?

Do you want another year of visibility to play at the collegiate level?

Do you want more time before having to navigate the college experience?

Do you want to get a jump start earning college credit while still experiencing the benefits of a small community?

Consider a postgraduate year at The Master’s School to provide additional preparation and confidence before moving on to college.

How can our Postgraduate Program meet your needs?

Postgraduate Coursework

The College Planning Manager/School Counselor will work with each postgraduate (PG) student to select courses that will fit their interests and ensure they are well prepared for the academic rigors of college. We offer challenging courses in small, supportive classes to ensure success. 

Students can earn college credit through our UConn Early College Experience courses, which include: 

Introduction to Academic Writing (ENGL1004)
Seminar in Academic Writing (ENGL1010)
Biology (BIOL1107/1108)
Introduction to American Politics (POLS1602)
Drawing I (ART1030)

ECE courses are taught by our own faculty, who have been vetted through a rigorous application process by UConn, and are now considered fully certified University of Connecticut adjunct faculty members. ECE courses will be blended into our daily curriculum, and students will experience the rigor of a college course while earning college credit. In order to earn credit, students must earn a final grade of a C or higher. Any college or university that accepts UConn credit will accept ECE credit earned in high school. The UConn ECE program boasts an 87% credit transfer rate.

PG students can also enroll in AP and other upper level courses as well as a wide variety of elective classes. Students can also apply for college-level courses at the University of Saint Joseph, for which both TMS and college credit will be earned. Internship experiences are another opportunity to earn TMS credit.

PG students are required to take 6.0 credits over the course of the school year, with at least 4 classes per trimester. Three of these credits must be allocated for English (1.0 credit), Math (1.0 credit), and Bible (1.0 credit). Beyond these required courses, students are able to pursue art, science, social studies and other offered electives. 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Postgraduate (PG) Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. At least a 2.7 GPA during their junior and senior years.
  2. A SAT score of at least 1100 or an ACT score of at least 22.
  3. Financially able to meet the median variable tuition rate for the Upper School.

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    Dana Peters 

    Admissions Coordinator
    860-651-9361 x5002
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.