The MFS Upper School emphasizes breadth of learning, depth of mastery, and real-world application of skills. We offer 17 AP courses and honors-level courses in all major disciplines, and in every class we stress critical thinking, strong writing, quantitative reasoning skills, and attention to the moral and ethical underpinnings of intellectual inquiry. Our students have important opportunities to design their own course of study by exploring subjects of special interest in significant depth through independent research and an extraordinarily rich selection of electives.

This description of Upper School courses and requirements is published to help students and their families choose courses for the upcoming year. It is also designed to describe possible courses of study to prospective families.

Every effort has been made to articulate the curriculum precisely. Nevertheless, we understand that the terminology, requirements, and variations mentioned in this guide can be complicated. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office with questions about the Upper School curriculum.

Given Moorestown Friends’ belief in the value of a broadly based liberal arts education and a thorough knowledge of current requirements for college admission, we require that students take major courses in English, math, history, science and world language. Art and computer science courses are also offered as major courses for 11th and 12th grade students. Students take two to three minor courses per semester that offer a diverse range of options in all disciplines.

We recognize that the education each graduate experiences is unique. As a small school, we are able to offer each student individualized attention as they shape their educational program; we enjoy working closely with students and parents as they make important choices for education and life beyond MFS. 

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