Upper school is the culmination of the eleven-year process students experience at CEA. Our upper school is uniquely designed to meet the challenges that come with the transition into the early teen years. Students are provided the necessary continuity, structure, and reassurance required for a successful shift from childhood to adolescence. Our demanding curriculum coupled with an emphasis on developing organizational skills, time management, study skills, and social skills prepares students for success in future academic careers and life endeavors within a co-educational environment, intentionally designed to reinforce and build the necessary social skills and develop the social and emotional learning that students will need to succeed.
Critical thinking, problem solving, resourcefulness, discourse, creativity, and development of character and passion are at the heart of all classes. During these years, students continue to use their linguistic abilities in both English and Spanish to communicate ideas and dreams. All students take music, theatre, visual arts, and P.E. each week. Girls take dance and boys take fitness once a week.