16 Dec

Upper School Exams in January 2017

Semester exams will be held the week of January 9, 2017. The full schedule is available by clicking here. We have spaced exams out over the week so that students have plenty of time to study without needing to either cram or stay up too late at night. Most students in grades 9 and 10 will have 2-3 exams, spaced out over four days. Friday will be the make-up day for all grades. Students in grades 11 and 12 will have 3 – 5 exams, depending on their course load. Grades 9-10 will also have 2-3 exams in the spring, and students in grades 11 and 12 will have no exams in the spring.

The week we return from Winter Break will be devoted largely to review, and students will be given the appropriate review materials and they will go over the format of each exam.

You might, over the break, help your child create a study plan for the week we return and then for exam week. That can be calming for students to know how they will manage their review and exam preparation. Feel free to be in touch if you have any questions about exam prep.

Please note the following general US Exam Schedule details:

Exam Hours

  • Morning:
    • regular time, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • extended time, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
  • Afternoon:
    • regular time, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    • extended time, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

We are aware of some exam conflicts, and those students have been assigned a different time for one of their tests. If you see a conflict that has not been addressed, please let your dean know right away.

Buses will run on the normal schedule from January 9 – 13, both in the morning and afternoon. Students need to be in school only for their exam, so they may leave school after their morning exams on any day or come to school in time for their afternoon exams. Students must provide their own transportation if they intend to travel outside of the bus times.

The Library and COOP will operate on normal schedules January 9 – 13.

Lunch will be available from 12 PM – 1:00 PM on January 9 – 13. Students are not allowed to enter the dining room during middle school lunch, which means before 12:00 noon.