The mission of the Residential Life Program at the Woodside Priory School is to assist boarding students in living lives rich in wellbeing. Residential Faculty work with boarding students to co-create a safe collective space, committed to using restorative practices to foster and deepen connection between community members. The people, processes, and policies associated with the Residential Life Program endeavor to help each boarding student flourish physically, psychologically, academically, and communally.
Students who complete the basic Upper School curriculum will be well prepared to meet the requirements of the University of California. A full range of advanced electives and co-curricular choices prepares students for the most selective colleges and universities. A variety of elective classes are available to enhance the students' educational experience. Our goal is to ensure that students will not just be admitted, but will flourish at the colleges they select.

The required curriculum provides special emphasis on math, science and writing skills, including SAT skill-building in vocabulary and writing in English classes.

View the Upper School Curriculum

Upper School Graduation Requirements

  • English: four years
  • World Language: through level two; through level three highly recommended.
  • Math: three years
  • Science: three years of lab science (physics, biology, and chemistry)
  • Computer Science: one semester
  • History and Social Sciences: three years plus Senior Project
  • Theology: six semesters
  • Visual Arts: two semesters
  • Performing Arts: two semesters
  • Physical Education: two semesters or two interscholastic athletic team seasons
  • Health: one semester
  • Community Service: three Service Opportunities per year

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