Academics

A well-rounded curriculum is Kinkaid's hallmark of excellence, as evidenced through all three school divisions.

The Lower School faculty uses stimulating academic classes as well as art, music and physical education to nurture, encourage and support each student to explore, observe and discover the world around them.

Expanding beyond the foundation of skills developed in the Lower School, the Middle School faculty teach a challenging core curriculum that is further enhanced by increased extra-curricular activities.  Middle School students develop the tools to become independent learners as well as team players.

Kinkaid's Upper School boasts a national reputation for academic excellence.  Upper School students are required to carry a minimum of five graded courses per semester and complete 20 academic credits.  The 20 required credits include: four years of English; three of history, mathematics and science; two of foreign language; one fine arts graded elective; and four academic or graded electives. Additional required credits include: one semester of service, four years of Interim Term, computer proficiency, eight of a possible 12 seasons of physical education or interscholastic sports and one semester of health education. Also, most students participate in interscholastic athletics and and extracurricular activities.

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