"PCS is a place that celebrates
what makes each student unique
and a place that helps our
students learn to balance their
academic and professional
2016-2017 Curriculum Guide
2016-2017 School Calendar
2016-2017 Handbook for Students & Parents
Alex Shaurette, Head of Upper School
Welcome to the Upper School! High school is an exciting time and one we feel privileged to share with the students who attend Professional Children’s School. While at PCS, students are known and cared for by many adults. Teachers and advisors form lasting relationships with students, and important partnerships are nurtured between home and school.
Our students are scholars who pursue a vigorous college preparatory education and go on to attend competitive universities and conservatories. They are also professionals who participate actively in the performing and visual arts, athletics, music, modeling and more. Following in the footsteps of our founders, we offer our students an academically challenging course of study while remaining flexible enough to allow students to pursue their outside professions and passions.
Supporting all aspects of our students’ lives sometimes means students must be away from school. We are committed to supporting such occasional absences, as the School appreciates that the experiences and discoveries which result from time away have their own educational value, and inviting students to bring these aspects of their life to the classroom contributes to making PCS such a special place.
Another exciting aspect of our school community is its diversity. Beyond their various professional pursuits, our students also come from over fifteen states and nineteen different countries.
PCS is a place that celebrates what makes each student unique and a place that helps our students learn to balance their academic and professional responsibilities. We are committed to cultivating young people who can be proud of all of their accomplishments, both academic and professional, and we aim to foster young people dedicated to making the world a better place, even as they leave their professional mark.
I hope this helps you begin to know our school community, and I encourage you to spend some time with the additional resources on our site in order to deepen your appreciation of all that PCS offers.
Head of Upper School