The Upland Way

Defining the Upland Student

The Upland Way helps creates 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.

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way. All Upland Country Day School students approach their duties and responsibilities in the following manner:

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Discover first-hand how we live by the core values of our school motto.

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Celebrating 75 Years

For 75 years, Upland Country Day School has been a community of thinkers and doers. Our challenging full-participation programming of academic, arts, and athletic programs nurture the strengths of each child, and develops graduates of character with a passion for learning. Learn how Upland creates lasting memories for all of our students.

Equipping Students for the Future

An Upland graduate is ready to become a team captain,
student council representative, or an activities leader. At Upland, we strive to have each student prepared with the:

Independence to Think
Upland students are self-directed learners who bring critical thinking and reflection to their education. They are quick to compassion, open to taking risks and bold in their decision making. They leave Upland knowing that innovative solutions in a changing world require collaboration and contribution.
Curiosity to Create
Upland students embody the creative confidence to explore passionately. They rely on joyful self- expression where imaginations are ignited, assumptions are challenged, and divergent minds collaborate. They leave Upland eager to build relationships and to innovate with purpose.
Empathy to Engage
Upland students step forward determined to make meaning from personal trials and collective experiences. They listen attentively to the voices of others, building shared solutions to complex problems. They leave Upland open to the exchange of diverse ideas, opinions, and perspectives.
Perseverance to Achieve
Upland students embrace the flexibility, courage, and resourcefulness necessary to face new challenges and plug into the world around them. They leave Upland prepared to explore ever broadening intellectual horizons and approach learning as an enduring lifelong commitment.
Integrity to Lead
Upland students possess the strength to make a meaningful difference in the world. They lead and serve with passion and purpose. They leave Upland with the ability to work together with compassion and to listen with openness, cultivating a communal sense of belonging.

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.


Experience Upland

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. Experience how Upland Country Day School creates an environment where your student can flourish.

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

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:

BeeSchool

(Preschool)

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.

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Academics

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

Attitude

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

Athletics

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

Arts

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

Community

The standards of behavior, the expectations of interpersonal relationships and moral values are embodied in The Upland Way.

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