The Upper School offers many unique curricular and experiential opportunities for students to pursue their passions and develop their interests. American Studies, an interdisciplinary class through which students synthesize American history, literature, art, and music, is a required course for every junior. Lovett also has unique partnerships with Atlanta’s state-of-the-art Georgia Aquarium—one of the largest in the world—and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which affords marine biology and botany students the opportunity to collaborate in research studies. Additionally, senior projects and the summer internship program allow 12th graders an educational opportunity beyond the normal curriculum: investigating careers, pursuing an artistic passion, or exploring the world.
The faculty seeks to foster in our students the knowledge and intellectual skills necessary to respond to the complex problems of our world, as they develop in four broad areas:
- Core Competencies—the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, solve complex problems, and work collaboratively in diverse groups;
- Core Values—the affirmation of our character pledge;
- Global Citizenship—the understanding of different cultures; and
- Sustainability—the importance of preserving our natural environment
In striving to fulfill the school’s vision for learning, the Upper School faculty is committed to active learning and personal interaction between student and teacher, augmented by the use of technology to investigate, solve problems, connect with others, and pursue original ideas.