Led by highly credentialed instructors, the college preparatory curriculum of the Upper School guides students to be courageous learners who seize opportunity with confidence. We place great value on writing as a critical skill across core offerings in English, Math, History, Science, and World Language. Our school-wide dedication to experiential learning continues as students explore the Nantahala River or immerse themselves in Latin American culture with travel to Costa Rica.
Small class size and an emphasis on active learning continue to be a valuable part of the Hammond experience. As areas of academic strength are refined, Hammond offers students several opportunities to narrow the focus of their course work through specialization in every are of study. Accepting the challenge of Honors and Advanced Placement not only prepares our graduates for success in college, but also helps them stand out as competitive applicants for admission to today's most elite universities. We emphasize college admissions as early as ninth grade with goal of preparing students for the rigorous expectations of Junior and Senior years.
One hundred percent of our graduates attend college. Whether close to home or across the country, the application process begins in the Office of College Counseling, a personalized service to assist all Upper School students and their parents. We take pride in knowing our students have found the perfect fit to inspire their continued academic achievement.