ULS provides every member of our learning community with a rich, experiential approach to learning—one where content and process is crafted in a developmentally appropriate manner that honors individual needs.
Across all grade levels, we follow a constructivist, student-centered approach to learning. Our students develop mastery of traditional fact and process-based standards while utilizing hands-on, developmentally sound lessons to regularly investigate and construct knowledge. Through a rigorous blend of student-led research, publishing and presentation across the curriculum, our students develop the superior critical thinking and problem-solving abilities required for success in college and beyond.
We believe in the power of a participatory school environment and expect our students to become deeply involved in all facets of their school experience. Each of our graduates departs to college as a multi-accomplished academic scholar, field researcher, student athlete, performing artist, community servant, and peer mentor. This approach, steeped in the tradition of the liberal arts, provides students with the strongest foundation for individual enrichment and lifelong success.