Upper School


Upper School begins an exciting period in a student's life. To be sure, grades begin to count for college admission, but perhaps more importantly, students are being prepared to succeed in college. In addition, the Upper School offers many opportunities for challenge, service, and competition in which students discover who they are, and who they want to be.

Exciting opportunities are available in:

  • 15 AP courses across all departments
  • 7 college classes taught on Valwood's campus
  • 16 varsity, no-cut athletic teams
  • One-Act Theater competition
  • Literary competition
  • Science Olympiad
  • Mock Trial
  • Debate

Enjoy the support and individual attention of:

  • Small advisee groups
  • Small classes
  • Daily tutorials

Find or create leadership opportunities in:

  • Community service clubs like Interact or Key Club
  • Student Government
  • Fall Festival
  • Red Cross Blood Donor Drives
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Outdoor Recreation Club

Explore different learning opportunities on:

  • Class Trips
  • Senior Internships


To contact the Upper School Directly, call 229-585-9233.

Dr. Steve Hankla

Upper School Dean

Katie Houseman

Upper School Secretary