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Upper School Programs & Academics

Tapping the potential of each student's intellect requires personalized instruction by teachers who welcome the opportunity to work with students as individuals. Thayer teachers encourage students to seek and find intellectual horizons beyond their own personal expectations.

The following pages provide insight into the student/teacher collaboration and they show how this effort is supported by the student advising program, a varied curriculum, vast library resources, and the latest technology.

Graduation Requirements

17 academic credits plus Health & Wellness
Minimum Requirements:
years, English
years, Math  
3 years, Science
3 years, History  
3 years, Foreign Language   
1 credit, Arts (art, music, drama)
9 terms, Health & Wellness
1 Senior Project (a 4-week community service or career-oriented project during senior year)

Key People


Senior Class Dean

Junior Class Deans

Sophomore Class Deans

Freshman Class Deans

Academic Dean

Dean of Students

Upper School Director of Studies

Department Heads

ArtsJeff Browne

Athletics • Matt McGuirk

Kate Hayman

Foreign Language
Marc Rando 

Hale Center
Molly Wheeler

Matt Dunne

Karen W. Starr

Kevin Cedrone

Don Donovan

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