Shattuck-St. Mary's Upper School
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Upper School is a dynamic and diverse community serving students in grades 10-12, as well as offering a post-graduate program. At SSM, the whole student is valued and we work to develop our students into citizens of integrity through a wide variety of experiences both on and off campus. We provide opportunities for our students to participate in nine different Centers of Excellence, a variety of arts programs, our weCreate Center, and/or our co-curricular offerings. To facilitate our students' participation in these programs and to further their development beyond the traditional classroom, we also incorporate a blended model, ScholarShift, and an advisory program.
Many of our Upper School classes are offered in the blended model. Rather than meeting as a whole class five days a week, students are given the opportunity to work independently, collaboratively, or with teachers for additional support once or twice a week. With this flexibility and autonomy, our students learn effective time management and self-advocacy skills that will serve them well after graduation.
Tying in with that, our ScholarShift® program is designed to offer learning opportunities beyond those which are offered in the traditional classroom experience. Each grade has a different area of focus for ScholarShift, ultimately culminating in a Senior Initiative which is a year-long, student-driven project.
The SSM Upper School is a community. While the physical campus is beautiful, it is the people — students, faculty, parents, and alumni — who make SSM a special place for so many. Most of our faculty and students live on campus, creating a close-knit community and supportive environment that allows for more meaningful connections when compared to other schools. Additionally, to encourage our students’ success each SSM Upper School student is assigned an advisor. The advisor’s role is multifaceted and allows one adult from our community to understand and support each student in all aspects of their experience at SSM.
In addition, our students also benefit from the opportunity to work closely with our college counselors. Our college counselors guide students through the complexity of the college admissions process and make sure they are prepared for the next steps after graduation.
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