Welcome to the Upper School

The Head-Royce Upper School provides a challenging and stimulating liberal arts curriculum that inspires each of our 350 students to develop a lifelong love of learning. As Head of the Upper School, I believe that our school is unique, not just because of our history and facilities, but because of something vital that develops in the relationships between teachers and students. We seek to build close faculty and student relationships that grow from our mission to inspire academic excellence, promote diversity, and encourage constructive global citizenship.

At Head-Royce, we encourage students to appreciate diverse ideas, to become engaged participants in their community, and to develop into thoughtful, caring, and enthusiastic citizens of the world. Courses are designed to provide learning opportunities in which students develop critical thinking skills, take intellectual risks, work in collaborative settings, engage in creative and imaginative learning, and practice ethical decision making. I often hear of high school described as a journey but I like to think of it as a quest. At Head-Royce students discover a sense of purpose beyond themselves, with moments of gratitude for what they have and continual growth from unexpected challenges.

Upper School Curriculum

Carl Thiermann
Upper School Head
(510) 531-1300 x2266

Saya McKenna
Assistant Upper School Head
(510) 531-1300 x2136

Keri Keifer
Assistant to the Upper School Head
(510) 531-1300 x2535

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