Upper School

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Catlin Gabel Upper School is a place of healthy stimulus, filled with creative, interesting, and curious people driven to continuously learn from, with, and about each other. Students collaborate in intellectual, playful, artistic, athletic, and entrepreneurial pursuits within a framework of inquiry and care.

This is an environment that fosters individual and collective development for ethically minded goals. Our school develops critical thinkers who communicate effectively, have agency, can deal with complexity, and know how to learn. Catlin Gabel graduates make the world a better place.

Relationships are important here. Teachers and students know each other well, and they connect through authentic bonds that matter to all of us and that make learning fun and engaging in and outside of the classroom.

This is a place of deep thought, avid learning, impressive choices, inspired inquiry, and continuous growth. It is also a place of joy and laughter.

-Aline Garcia-Rubio ’93, Head of Upper School