Head of Upper School

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S.J Perelman once said, “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the twenty-first century.” Inspired by this belief, our team in the Middle and Upper School has made it a priority to ensure that our students learn not only specific subjects, but also how to learn in general. By doing so, we provide them with the necessary tools to face the challenges of the new millennium.

In the Middle and Upper School, both teachers and students work diligently to develop important life skills. Through a rigorous curriculum and a supportive environment, our educational program allows each student to reach their full potential and maximize their talents and abilities.

At the heart of our teaching and learning approach are our students. We view them as unique individuals, not just empty vessels waiting to be filled. We reject the idea of a one-size-fits-all approach and instead tailor our learning experiences to accommodate each student’s needs and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Our Upper School students have a wide range of courses and extracurricular activities to choose from, enabling them to pursue their personal goals. Our teachers, or rather learning facilitators, deliver lessons that cater to different learning styles and abilities. We equip our students with the necessary tools for lifelong learning, and our affiliation with the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme ensures that they have the skills required to access rigorous programs at prestigious colleges and universities, both locally and internationally.

Our pursuit of knowledge stems from the belief that we must develop future citizens who can make meaningful contributions to society. While we encourage our students to see themselves as global citizens, we also prepare them to be custodians of their language, culture, and heritage.


Nicholette Marillier
Head of Upper School