Waverly’s high school is a tightly knit community offering a challenging and engaging college preparatory program. Students thrive in an environment that values inquiry, debate, and critical thinking, and teachers work closely with students to help them develop these skills in all subject areas. Students are challenged by an engaging, meaningful curriculum. When choosing novels, designing projects, and creating lessons, teachers ensure that students learn from a wide range of backgrounds, voices, and perspectives. Writing assignments call on students to reflect, analyze, make ethical choices, understand others’ perspectives, and address personal goals and choices. Teachers often refer to current events so students will make connections between what they are studying and what is happening in the world around them. A low student-teacher ratio and an accessible faculty facilitate supportive relationships, essential for academic success during adolescence. Teachers genuinely appreciate working with the age-group and take an active role in supporting the emotional well-being of students.
Waverly’s minimum graduation requirements exceed the entrance requirements for the University of California; many students choose a course of study that goes even further. The school offers a wide range of courses, all approved by the University of California, including Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Most importantly, Waverly emphasizes essential academic and social-emotional skills that produce students well prepared for the academic demands of college and beyond.