Throughout the course of their career, Applewild Upper Schoolers learn, through our metacognitive approach, who they are as learners. They practice and develop the key skills of planning, initiating, and executing their academic objectives. Students in Upper School learn to manage their academics through nightly homework as well as longer-term projects. They learn self-advocacy skills in classes and at regularly scheduled extra help sessions. 

Upper School students participate in challenging courses in English, math, and social studies. They study science through experiential work and collaborative experiments. They study Latin in the sixth grade and can choose either Latin or Spanish in seventh and eighth grades. Accelerated sections in math and science are available beginning in the seventh grade. All students are valued, nurtured, and known as the individual learners that they are.