As a rigorous college preparatory school, Milken's goal is to develop independent learners who take responsibility for their academic work and their own success. Milken expects students to make good use of study time during both the day and the evening. Milken’s upper school curricular offerings feature the distinctive quality of integration that set them apart as exceptionally challenging and comparable to college level work. These courses, in which students work at a highly sophisticated level, are developed by our faculty and transcend the goals set forth by The College Board in their prescribed Advanced Placement curricula.
The upper school curriculum is designed to provide a rigorous liberal arts grounding integrated with the highest ideals of Judaism, fostering a sense of intellectual curiosity and spiritual growth. Students pursue a challenging and varied course of study based on their abilities and developing interests. Typically, students carry no fewer than six academic subjects during each semester in grades 9 through 11, and no fewer than five in grade 12. Milken operates on a modified block schedule. The school year includes two semesters of approximately 21 weeks each, with all required academic classes meeting five times over a two-week period.
To explore course descriptions, please download our Upper School Program of Studies