Upper School

At RPCS, there are no types. The tennis star engineer, the artistic mathematician and the Arabic-loving rower all sit around the same Dining Hall table during lunch…RPCS led them down different paths with the sheer amount of opportunity and guidance that exists here." - Alumna, Class of 2014

MESSAGE FROM THE UPPER SCHOOL HEAD

The RPCS Upper School is where young women find their passion, find their voice and make amazing things happen! In our diverse community, it’s easy to discover the:

• cross country runner who creates bottle chandeliers and paper dresses
• published writer who speaks Russian and thrives in Ceramics class
• double-science major who traveled to Tanzania for a medical internship
• lacrosse team that volunteers each year at Special Olympics 

To help young women recognize, develop and realize their potential – as scholars, artists, athletes, and citizens – we are pleased to offer extensive, personalized programs and courses in the Upper School.
 
In Upper School students pursue study in English, foreign language, history, math, science, physical education, the arts and SAT preparation. In junior and senior years, students may choose from nearly 100 electives offered through our tri-school coordination program with neighboring Bryn Mawr and Gilman Schools.

At RPCS there are countless opportunities for specialization, if desired, such as: our multi-year, Foreign Language certificate with extended language study; our STEM Institute with differentiated instruction, portfolio and internship; our honors and advanced placement courses with 19 of the 25 AP offerings taught on the RPCS campus; and our three auditioned ensembles in the fine and performing arts.

Where else can a young woman explore life’s possibilities in preparation to take her rightful place in society?

Only at RPCS!
 

Sincerely,

Ereni Malfa
Upper School Head