Our family experience in the lower school was excellent – great teachers and leadership. The middle school teachers were also very good, but we found the “no grade” evaluation system and weak transition program to the upper school to be lacking. We were very disappointed with the upper school, which seemed more focused on achieving favorable stats in testing and college placement than positive student development. Unfortunately, our upper school student was discouraged by a grading scheme that seemed severe compared to other upper school programs. The teachers seemed to have no accountability, and several expected unreasonable student performance without providing adequate guidance and support. In hindsight, despite the excellent school facilities and activities, we would have looked elsewhere for a more constructive upper school program more centered on student development and academic success.