The Upper School purposefully develops global citizens committed to empathetic leadership by instilling values surrounding honesty, respect, courage, compassion, and integrity. The School achieves these aims through a vibrant and challenging college-preparatory curriculum that includes more than 50 honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and Post-AP courses, along with elective options such as Honors Astronomy and Marine Biology, and interdisciplinary classes such as History of Global Nonviolence, the Holocaust and the History of Genocide, and Environmental Economics.
Students complement their curriculum with robust offerings in athletics, arts, service, and clubs. Nearly 80 percent of Upper School students participate in interscholastic athletics and more than 80 percent of Upper School students take advantage of our fine arts offerings.
Throughout their journey, Lovett faculty are committed to supporting student growth through meaningful, personal interactions that foster the intellectual skills and personal qualities necessary to thrive in a complex and dynamic world.
"The Upper School is a dynamic learning environment that balances challenges and expectations with support and care for students as individuals. Our teachers and students place high value on the relationships they create through shared learning, self-discovery, and the development of purpose. Graduates leave the Riverbank well prepared for future academic endeavors, but more importantly, to be responsible, engaged, and self-aware citizens."
Head of Upper School
Experiential learning opportunities are a key aspect of the Lovett experience. In ninth grade, Service Initiation for Ninth Graders (SING) provides an opportunity for students to foster a stronger sense of community with their Lovett peers and within the city of Atlanta. Through River Awareness for Tenth Graders (RAFT), sophomores experience and appreciate the Chattahoochee River by spending a day rafting and cleaning the riverbanks. And at the end of their junior year, students embark on Junior Outdoor Expedition (JOE), spending four days in a national forest to challenge each student physically and intellectually, foster leadership, and promote environmental awareness.