Upper School

The Upper School curriculum strives to prepare our ninth through twelfth grade (9th-12th) students to succeed in their post-secondary endeavors. Our curriculum is continuously reviewed and evaluated, and our teachers collaborate to make our academic programs the best they can be. We encourage our students to strive for acceptance in a four-year college or university and craft our curriculum to meet rigorous collegiate expectations.

Please use the dropdown list below to further explore our Upper School curriculum by department.

Upper School Curriculum

Upper School Downloads

  • Summer Reading Assignment - 9th-12th Grade
    Please click on the link above to see the full Summer Reading Assignment.

    The Carmel Upper School Suggested Summer Reading Titles

    Rising 9th through 12th graders, please set time aside this summer to read a novel or play you have not read before from the suggested works below. As you read, make observations about the main character(s), secondary character(s), or conflicts. Think about which character changes the most from the beginning of the novel or play. How does he/she change? What causes that change?

    1. The Hazel Wood. Albert, Melissa.
    2. Pride and Prejudice  Austen, Jane
    3. Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury, Ray
    4. Jane Eyre. Brönte, Charlotte
    5. Wuthering Heights. Brönte, Emily.
    6. Jurassic Park. Crichton, Michael
    7. A Christmas Carol. Dickens, Charles
    8. Great Expectations. Dickens, Charles.
    9. American Road Trip. Flores-Scott, Patrick.
    10. Lord of the Flies. Goulding, William
    11. The Maltese Falcon. Hammett, Dashiell.
    12. A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway, Ernest
    13. The Kite Runner. Hosseini, Khaled
    14. Beloved. Morrison, Toni.
    15. 1984. Orwell, George.
    16. All Quiet on the Western Front. Remarque, Erich Maria.
    17. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Riggs, Ransom.
    18. Midnight’s Children. Rushdie, Salman.
    19. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare, William
    20. Frankenstein. Shelley, Mary.
    21. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. Spiegelman, Art.
    22. The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck, John
    23. The Age of Innocence. Wharton, Edith
    24. The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde, Oscar
    25. Native Son. Wright, Richard.

    If there is a book you are interested in reading that is not listed above, or if you have any questions about the Upper School Summer Reading Alternative, please contact Ms. Kateri Kopicki.
  • Community Service Policy
    An overview of The Carmel School's student community service policy and requirements
  • Middle/Upper School Student Handbook
  • School Profile