A Junior-Kindergarten - 12th Grade, college preparatory, co-ed, independent school.
Upper School students enjoy individualized instruction and a richly textured, “no-ceiling” curriculum. This means there are no limits to the academics, clubs, and leadership opportunities available in our Upper School. We are capable of creating tailor-made offerings to help our students achieve their unique goals, and do so on an annual basis. From challenging AP courses to unique clubs, every element of our upper school program prepares students for college and beyond.

Academic Tracks
  • College Preparation: An academic track tailored for students with very specific college goals.
  • Advanced Studies: A rigorous academic track that challenges and prepares students through advanced courses.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Program: An interdisciplinary program that provides opportunities for students interested in starting or running their own business someday. Open to all rising 9th and 10th graders, students will have the opportunity to compete both individually or as teams in competitions designed specifically for students studying entrepreneurship.  In addition, multiple field trips and in-class guest speakers will enhance the curriculum.

    If your student is ready to think outside the box and create their own career, please click HERE for more information and an application for our Entrepreneurial Studies program.

Program Highlights

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  • Management Skills

    Students will be armed with time management, financial management, and choice management skills that will enhance their future success. These skills will be mastered through direct classroom instruction, internships, and field experiences.
  • Community Service

    We believe it is essential for students to demonstrate compassion, leadership, and genuine concern for their world. Each upper school student is required to perform 30 hours of community service each year.
  • AP Seminar Course

    AP Seminar is a foundational course that engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzing divergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework, students practice reading and analyzing articles, research studies, and foundational, literary, and philosophical texts; listening to and viewing speeches, broadcasts, and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Students learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, develop their own perspectives in written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as part of a team. Ultimately, the course aims to equip students with the power to analyze and evaluate information with accuracy and precision in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.
  • Athletics

    Students may earn physical education credits by participating on a Millwood athletic team or through participation in outside activities. We help student-athletes find a healthy balance between their sport and schoolwork, ensuring success in both.
  • Enhancements

    Clubs and enhancement activities are offered as students' interests dictate. For this reason, they may vary from year-to-year. In addition, upper school students enjoy several trips with their peers that enhance the academic and social experience.

The Next Step

College prep is of primary focus in our upper school. Beginning in ninth grade, students work with an academic advisor and a college counselor, receiving assistance with course selection and personal goal setting. Our college prep model has fostered incredible outcomes as students have matriculated to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, including:
  • Auburn University
  • Boston College
  • Cambridge University
  • Clemson College
  • Duke University
  • Elon College
  • George Mason University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Notre Dame University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Stanford University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Virginia
  • College of William & Mary
  • Yale University