Welcome to the Upper School

Academic excellence stands at the center of a Spence education. Our students work with an outstanding faculty possessing high expectations of them and a firm understanding of the challenges of adolescence and unique joys and opportunities of teaching in an all-girls’ environment. Spence subscribes to the idea that its educational environment is the most powerful way for girls to gain and maximize the scholastic voice and leadership skills they will need once they graduate.

In Upper School classrooms, we know that teaching our students to engage multiple perspectives is essential to their education. Our curriculum is designed to include a variety of voices that open up the classroom to a larger world so that a girl can find herself, her race, her ethnicity and her culture reflected in what she studies. A Spence education is an intellectual journey that is engaging, powerful and purposeful.

Explore Our Curriculum

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“To be able to approach novel problems is perhaps the most important thing that we can help students do for their lives.”

— Eric Zahler, Director of Teaching and Learning

Math at Spence