Academic Advising & Scheduling

Academic Year 2019-2020

Welcome! Our primary goal in course selection is to find the very best academic and co-curricular path for each student. Above all, we hope to encourage a passion for learning — and we believe this is best accomplished through thoughtful and appropriate choices at each step along the way.

Need to ask a question or give more information about a complicated request?
Fill out the Scheduling Help Form if you have any questions or change requests.

Advising timeline (working document)


  1. Information sheet for English, History, and Science Senior electives 2018-2019 (will be updated when courses are set for 2019-2020)
  2. 2019-2020 Upper School Curriculum Summary
  3. Online Course Catalog
  4. Graduation Requirements
  5. Computer Science Overview
  6. PE Options grades 10-12
  7. GOA offerings 2019-2020
  8. US Rotating Block Schedule

FORMS (In case you lose the personalized color-coded ones you were given)


General Requirements

Students must take:

  • At least five core courses each year
  • One advanced fine arts course before you graduate
  • One fine arts course in your first two years
  • All freshman should take two beginning electives or at least one advanced elective

AP course rule of thumb: Take two to three AP courses, and no more than two in 11th grade and no more than three in 12th grade.

    Jen Brakeman
    Director of Scheduling
    Office: Room 417
    vmail: 510.531.1300 x2204
    Shahana Sarkar
    Academic Dean
    Office: Head's Offices
    vmail: 510.531.1300 x2180