Discovering Upland

What School Should Be.

At Upland Country Day School, we believe each student should feel known, loved, and valued. We believe children rise to high expectations and thrive on meaningful challenges. We believe that a quality, private school education should be accessible to all learners. We believe that a great education is the adventure of a lifetime.

Together, these beliefs have created a wonderful school — a place of exploration and possibility. They have shaped a wonderful school community, too, in which children flourish because they know they belong.

There are a variety of reasons to consider Upland Country Day School, including:


The Campus

Located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, just a few miles from the Delaware border, our 23 beautiful acres provides ample space for children to roam and explore— learning while both indoors and out.


Kleberg IDEA Center

A high-powered maker-space and STEAM laboratory, where students at every grade level learn design thinking and build projects that solve real problems.


Harkness Learning

Discussion-based seminar classes starting in 6th grade that make learning extraordinarily active and interactive.


Global Awareness

Thanks to the international exchange students we welcome every year, class trips abroad in eighth and ninth grade, and more.


Personal Connections

Through compassionate educators leading intimate class sizes, students receive ample individualized attention and support.

What's it like to be a part of Upland Country Day School?

Our challenging full-participation programming not only ensures academic excellence, but also nurtures the unique strengths of each child. From our comprehensive arts and athletic programs to our focus on character development, we create graduates who are not just knowledgeable but also passionate about learning. Give your child the gift of a great education and watch them thrive in all aspects of life.

Hear from students, faculty, and parents about their experience being a part of the Upland community.

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Want to learn more?

Use the links below to ask for information on our programming, or schedule your visit today. We can’t wait to show you what school should be!

Mission & Philosophy

Our mission at Upland Country Day School is to provide a challenging academic, arts, and athletic program that nurtures the strengths of each child, fosters independent thinking, and develops graduates of character with a passion for learning, the confidence to take risks, and the perseverance to achieve success in school and life. To foster this environment, the School’s academic and extracurricular programs provide challenges and opportunities for a child so that they:

Feel known, loved, and valued

Engage in collaborative problem-solving that mimics real world application

Embrace the social responsibility of leadership and place in the community

Understand the logic and discipline of mathematics and its applications to the world

See the world through the eyes of a scientist as a place to test hypotheses, predict outcomes, and explore solutions

Develop a knowledge of teamwork, the body and character through physical education and sport

Employ technology as a tool to extend learning, creativity, problem solving, and interactions

Discern when to turn off technology and focus on eye contact, handshakes, and conversation

Upland’s Liberal Arts curriculum and technological capabilities, carefully balanced with the confidence building experiences of team athletics and an enriching combination of art, music, and drama, offers a program with breadth and depth to help girls and boys maximize their potential during the most important years of their lives.Together with parents, Upland Country Day School seeks to create a personal environment which can make a marked difference in children’s lives by developing habits of the mind and heart that lead to courage in their moral, ethical and intellectual lives, and to the ability to appreciate the uniqueness of self and others.

What Parents Are Saying

Hear from parents who have had students enrolled at Upland Country Day School

The Upland Way

From our nest in Chester County, PA, The Upland Way helps create an atmosphere where children develop self-esteem, as well as respect for their peers as individuals. The Upland Way expects high standards of behavior, courtesy and academic performance. Discipline is firm within a relaxed, friendly atmosphere of mutual trust.

At Upland, with the right attitudes, our students are empowered to learn more, to do more and to be more.

Committed to
Diversity & Inclusion

Students of varied racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds come from Delaware and Pennsylvania to learn amidst the backdrop of our idyllic country campus. Upland is driven by bright students and an expert faculty in small classes, combining a strong academic program with a nurturing environment enhanced by modern technology.

Explore Our Academic Programming

We believe children rise to our highest expectations, thrive on meaningful challenges, and never deserve anything less. Explore the multidimensional growth experience specifically designed to prepare each student for the future in each of our core schools:



Learning to spread your wings and fly.

Primary Center

(PreK – 1st)

Pairing unbridled enthusiasm and boundless curiosity.

Lower School

(2nd – 5th)

A focus on active, hands-on, inquiry-based work.

Upper School

(6th – 9th)

Building 21st century leadership and interpersonal skills.

Y9 Experience

(9th Grade)

Developing as role models and leaders for an entire student body.




The best way to experience Upland is to see our vibrant campus.


Your journey to Upland Country Day School starts today.

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