Upper School Grading

Students are evaluated throughout the year on their progress toward individual standards, both state and school-specific. A student’s report card also indicates his or her overall standings in a particular class:

High Honors
Honors
Good Standing
Partially Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory

These standings do not translate easily into the traditional letter grading system. Instead, they indicate a student’s overall progress on all of the standards taught in that course.

Students are also eligible to be named to the Head of School’s List, a recognition of exemplary citizenship and leadership in the school community.

PCS BY THE NUMBERS

Average class size: 18
Current enrollment: 774
Annual enrollment growth since 2001: 37%
Faculty with advanced degrees: 67%

"...the thing that PCS does so well from what I've seen over the years, namely, the teachers place significant emphasis on the importance of acts of kindness and service towards others, and they do so in a variety of ways, all of which create rich, meaningful experiences for the children at all grade levels."
Maia Aytac, Parent