Karen Gillespie, Head of Upper School
An HRA education occurs not only in the classroom, but on the athletic fields, the stage, in the art studios and beyond. Students ‘prepare for higher education and for life’ in a multitude of ways under the guidance of caring and committed faculty members.
HRA’s upper school offers an enriching liberal arts program, emphasizing writing and communication skills across the curriculum. The program features a broad selection of curricular options with more than 90 courses, wide-ranging electives, 25 Honors and AP courses among all disciplines, and includes a capstone independent research project in an area of deep interest to the student. As an integral part of a 21st century education, HRA students are encouraged to engage in relevant, real-world exploration through mentorship and internship opportunities with the business world, with local universities and research facilities, as well as through independent studies, summer travel, and community outreach.