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A Guide to Upper School Life

St. Catherine’s & St. Christopher’s Coordinate Program

Coordinate program FEATURES • Boys and girls come together as intellectual peers in coed classes • Strong academics with lifelong benefits • Greater number of class offerings at both campuses • Access to joint expert faculty and staff

• Many opportunities for leadership at each respective school • Coed extra-curricular activities, social events and dances • Facilities that rival colleges and universities • Friendships that last a lifetime

Next week’s s tuff: 1. Prepare Stud ent Council speech

2. Attend capt ains’ meeting 3. Get bus fo r service trip



The Coordinate Program makes Upper School life at St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s feel like college. Teachers actually trust you to be where you need to be between the two campuses. The freedom gives you the space to shape your own sense of purpose and confidence in who you are. Saints teachers really care about you and your passions. You’ll meet friends that you’ll keep your entire life. Nothing from a book will compare to the lessons you’ll learn from these people, not to mention all you’ll be teaching them!

Two schools mean double the AP classes available. Do I see chemistry in this photo? Ampersand presents

Little Shop of Horrors Nov. 4-6, 7:30 p.m. McVey Theatre

Senior Dance Recital

Jan. 14–15, 7:30 p.m. McVey Theatre

Most of the arts are co-ed. It adds to the creativity.

We also work together outside of class, like my study group.

X-term is a yearlong experiential learning program about real-world, 21st-century scenarios. It pushes us to expand problem-solving skills through personal responsibility, empathy, resourcefulness, collaboration and intellectual creativity. The faculty design inspiring courses that are really cool. Seniors can propose their own independent projects and internships. You can even take trips to all corners of the globe. Here are a few of my favorite choices. Roller Coaster Physics

WWII—Beyond the Battles

Classic Film

Dance Intensive Roadmap to College

From Field to Fork

Forensics: The Science of Crime Investigations

Spain: Madrid and Barcelona

Morocco Day Trading for Fun

China: Xi’an & Beijing

Machu Picchu, Peru

The younger kids also work together on special projects like Colonial Day, the Caldecott Book Project and the Harvest Feast. The community service we did together in Middle School made a big impression on me too.

Social life at an all-girl/ all-boy school does exist. There are football and field hockey games, swimming and track meets where Saints support Saints. every oesn’t Why d a l have schoo wall? g in climb

Basically, we support each other all the way. It’s like having a couple hundred brothers and sisters.

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University of Richmond University of South Carolina University of Southern California University of St Andrews— Scotland University of Virginia University of Wisconsin–Madison Vanderbilt University Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Washington and Lee University Wellesley College William and Mary College Williams College Yale University


Massachusetts Institute of Technology Naval Academy New York University Northwestern University Princeton University Randolph-Macon College Rhodes College Rice University Savannah College of Art and Design Sewanee: The University of the South Smith College Southern Methodist University Stanford University Sweet Briar College Syracuse University Trinity Episcopal School Tulane University United States Military Academy at West Point University of Alabama University of Chicago University of Georgia University of Mary Washington University of Miami University of Michigan University of North Carolina— Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame


Our Grads Go Places Air Force Academy American University Amherst College Boston College Boston University Brown University Bucknell University Catholic University of America Clemson University Colgate University College of Charleston Colorado-Boulder University Columbia University Dartmouth College Davidson College Denison University Dickinson College Duke University Elon University Franklin & Marshall College Furman University George Washington University Georgetown University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Harvey Mudd College Haverford College James Madison University Johns Hopkins University Kenyon College Longwood University


• 67 Upper School teachers hold graduate degrees • 85.5% of seniors took one or more Advanced Placement exams • 68% of seniors scored a 4 or 5 on Advanced Placement exams


• 100% of Upper School Students in at least one coed course • Nearly 300 combined course offerings • 21 Advanced Placement courses • 52 National Merit & National Achievement Semifinalists (2001–2011) • 90 combined Upper School teachers

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Jennifer Cullinan Director of Admissions

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Cary Mauck Director of Admissions

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