(Grades 9 - 12)
Gulliver Preparatory School offers unparalleled opportunities to enhance individual talents and skills while preparing for admission to selective colleges and universities. All Preparatory students take courses in English, mathematics, science, social science and foreign languages. Underclassmen who have excelled in these core subject areas are offered placement in honors, advanced classes and elective courses later during their upper school years. These advanced courses allow students to pursue college-level work in a wide variety of disciplines, which help students discover and deepen intellectual interests. Advanced Placement courses in virtually all subject areas, and Gulliver's renowned International Baccalaureate Programme (IB) ensure appropriate levels of challenge and support for students with exceptional academic capacity. In addition, the Signature Academic Program's in-depth curricular sequences in engineering, architecture, biomedical sciences, visual arts and performing arts provide opportunities for students to engage with and pursue new or existing intellectual and experiential interests, which not only makes high school that much more exciting, but also can help distinguish them as candidates for highly selective colleges and universities.
Enhanced by fully integrated technology systems, classroom instruction emphasizes student engagement, vigorous discussion and debate, creative expression and problem solving skills and scenarios that are applicable to real-life situations. In upper level courses, students have opportunities for individual research, which is often presented to experts in the field. Knowledgeable and experienced teachers employ a variety of instructional modes to ensure optimal academic performance. Open and regular communication with parents is fundamental to supporting the high academic standards and achievement all Preparatory students are expected to maintain.
More than 50 nationalities are represented among the families of students who attend Gulliver Preparatory School. Openness to and enthusiasm for diverse cultures, religions and family traditions is a hallmark of the school’s community. Students interact on a daily basis with individuals from backgrounds different from their own, helping to create a campus spirit that is not only friendly, cooperative and positive, but also enhances learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Assistant Head of Schools for Grades 9-12 and Preparatory School Principal, Jonathan Schoenwald