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Independent Study Program & Student Clubs

Upper School (US) students are invited to explore a wide range of curricular offerings via Student Clubs and Independent Study projects. Facilitated by faculty members dedicated to providing rich, real-world opportunities, these niche programs allow US students to pursue passions, learn and apply new skills, and bond with like minded peers.


In its third year, ISP offers US students additional time in the school week for autonomy and exploration. Through ISP, US students:

  • Select topics for their project-based learning (PBL) independent study.
  • Spend time each week investigating these topics.
  • Meet regularly with a designated ISP mentor.
  • Interview experts and visit sites related to ISP topics of interests.
  • Work in small groups to share and receive feedback about ISP findings.
  • Conduct research and develop plans for sharing ISP discoveries and final products with the School community in the spring.


Every trimester, US students select from a diverse catalog of Student Club offerings, meeting with faculty club leaders and peers one period each week as they explore specific areas of interest. Past Student Clubs include:

Civics and Diplomacy

Music and Performing Arts

Innovation and Visual Arts

Sports and Fitness

Strategy and Decision-Making