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PCS offers a rigorous Upper School program which prepares students for application to competitive universities, colleges, and conservatories. A minimum of 18 credits is required for graduation, but many of our students graduate with 22-25 credits.

All students take 4 years of English and a minimum of  3 1/2  credits of History. Math courses may proceed through Calculus and Science courses proceed through Advanced Physics and/or Advanced Biology. Language study (Spanish and French) goes through level V. Students’ individual programs are decided annually by their interest, ability, and professional responsibilities.

PCS is committed to integrating technology into the classroom and the upper school program enables students to learn in part through online exchange of ideas, content and instruction.   This opportunity offers an enhanced classroom-centered experience as well as an element of student control over time, place, path and/or place of learning. 

Communication between student, parents, grade advisors, faculty and the administration, is encouraged. Since about one-third of our high school students live away from home, communication with the family is essential.