Upper School

Meet Emily, ‘14.

When she was in 6th Grade, she was in the cast of her first musical. By 8th Grade, she knew that her favorite class was History. Having spent three years at the Middle School, Emily was naturally excited for the academic challenges, small classes, and activity opportunities she would find at the Upper School. What she did not expect, however, was just how many doors would open up for her.

As a freshman, Emily decided to go out for the Cross Country team. Despite not having run competitively before, she came to preseason training ready to learn. Throughout the fall, she was assisted by Coach Szech, who was also her World History teacher, and became close with other members of the team. Knowing that she had the support of these new friends, she considered running for SGA. With this new confidence, she did. Today, she is the Tri-M Music Honors Society liaison to the SGA, and plans to run for office again this fall.

At Indian Creek Upper School, every student is encouraged to pursue his or her passions – and to identify new interests, as well. From 10th Grade on, students may opt to take a class from a broad range of electives. Accomplished athletic teams are populated with students who have worked their way up the ranks, advancing their skills each season. On top of it all, every student can take part in drama productions, Student Government activities, clubs, and service organizations.

In her junior year, Emily is taking two Advanced Placement classes, with one more already under her belt. She still enjoys singing in musicals, and continues to pursue her interest in History with upper-level classes. She is looking forward to college, and hopes to attend a school in a new area, giving her a chance to explore another part of the United States – or maybe even abroad.