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.  During the summer between their junior and senior year, students will complete 80 hours of summer experience.  This will prepare them to launch a startup company or help a local business solve real problems.

    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.
  • Summer Experience

    Students are required to complete a summer internship between their 11th and 12th grade year in an area of academic or career interest. This internship is an early resume booster that makes students more competitive in their chosen fields.
  • Senior Seminar

    This course is designed to prepare students for their academic and professional future. Seven key topics are covered: organizational skills, research, writing, resume writing/college application process, interview/speech skills, business/social etiquette, business ethics, and interpersonal relationships. Each student may complete their college application forms and apply for financial aid and scholarships during class time. Students will also complete the three components (portfolio, research paper, and oral presentation) of their senior project in this course.
  • 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