Upper School (9-12)

A FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF OUR SCHOOL’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY IS THE BELIEF THAT SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS PROVIDE A BROAD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WHICH STUDENTS EXPLORE THEIR PASSIONS, AND, CONCOMITANTLY, DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND HABITS THAT WILL ALLOW THEM TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL, PRODUCTIVE, AND INQUISITIVE ADULTS.

We expect our graduates to think critically, to reason scientifically, to understand the relationship between the global economy and sustainable environments, to attain proficiency in a foreign language (or languages), to recognize how art impacts business, culture, and commerce (and vice versa), to articulate ideas in different forums and through various media, and to become conversant in the cultural and religious beliefs of a number of countries.

Of paramount importance in our students’ lives is helping them to find balance. We encourage students to continue pursue their athletic interests and artistic passions and to engage in the life of the school. As a small community, we cannot absorb many “specialists”; our athletes are artists, our singers are poets, our thespians are skilled debaters, and our dancers are student leaders. Not only are our students’ tastes diverse, but their accomplishments are lauded and supported by their peers and faculty.

Ryan Boccuzzi
Upper School Director
(310) 889-2749


Corisa Cobden

Administrative Assistant to the Upper School Director
(310) 889-2640


Sarah Bishop

Registrar
(310) 873-1051

Tamara Miller
Academic Dean
(310) 889-2784

David Foote
Dean of Students
(310) 889-2680

Upper School News

Brentwood Student Presents TEDx Talk on Research Project

by Alex L. '18

I initially got involved with TEDx after my research at USC with the Lynett Wave Research Group, where I was working with Celeris, a coastal modeling program, which simulated the coastal environment on shorelines in California and around the world. Working in a lab was a challenging experience that was demanded creativity, ambition, and resilience since it was so full of failure, but it was something I consider a core part of my education. Looking back on the whole process, from a childhood passion for the environment and the grunion runs to getting involved in environmental engineering researching to delivering my work to the world, it was all extremely fulfilling and enjoyable. There was certainly a ton of hard work involved, so seeing it come to fruition was immensely rewarding...

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Ninth Graders Look Closely at Pygmalion as My Fair Lady Wraps in the East Campus Theater

by Deborah Stokol, Upper School English

Perhaps one of the fundamental differences between My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolittle and George Bernard Shaw's character of the same name, is the former's decision to stay with the man who, yes, teaches but also denigrates and condescends to her. Shaw's socialism manifests in a piece rife with satirical social commentary, and if not always anti-sexist or ever anti-racist, it is, at the very least, anti-classist...

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Upper School Calendar

NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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NO SCHOOL: Winter Recess
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