Upper School Program

Traditional guidelines are followed in order to provide ample preparation for post-high school study. These guidelines encompass the four major academic subjects of English, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition, enrichment studies in the humanities, arts, study skills and career fields make up the balance of the high school schedule. Also required is a diverse and individualized physical education program and a course in health. It is this enrichment program that has contributed to Wyncote being named one of the top private schools in the Philadelphia area.


Two primary focal points drive the English curriculum: improvement of language and communication skills and development of an appreciation for literature.

  • American Literature
  • World Literature
  • Science Fiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Basic English
  • Drama
  • Reading Tutorial
  • Senior Seminar


The mathematics curriculum is designed to strengthen fundamental understanding of basic skills as well as to develop higher mathematics concepts.

  • General Math I and II
  • Consumer Math
  • Business Math
  • Algebra I and II
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Math Tutorial
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Advanced Mathematics

Students interested in study in higher mathematics may take courses by arrangement with local colleges.

Social Studies

An overall view of the historical and social development of the human race is provided by the social studies curriculum. Lectures, debates and discussions in the classroom are supplemented by written assignments, field trips and projects.

  • World Cultures
  • Colonial History
  • World History
  • American History
  • Modern America
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Comparative Religions
  • Anthropology
  • Government
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Sociology


Laboratory and field work are stressed in the science program. Techniques of scientific research are examined in laboratory activities as well as classroom lectures and written assignments.

  • Life Science
  • General Science
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Health


Laptop computers and Microsoft Tablets are available to all students for use within the classroom.