Academics

Rigorous college prep taught the way girls learn best

— Alexis Hall ’12

“My teachers could see things in me that I never believed existed inside of me.”
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— Maeve M. ’22

“Here at Foxcroft, grades are important — don’t get me wrong — but more than that, the teachers here allow us to personalize our learning and support us to think outside the box, which allows a great deal of flexibility in the learning process.”
Foxcroft’s academic program challenges you to develop the analytical, critical thinking, and communications skills you need and your own creative, confident, and independent voice as well. Terrific teachers, who want you to succeed, design hands-on, interdisciplinary lessons and group projects with real-world value. And, in response to our rapidly changing world, the boarding school faculty continually examines course offerings and teaching methods to prepare you for college, career, and anything else the 21st century may bring!

Explore Our Courses

Foxcroft’s comprehensive program also offers 69-73 courses, including 17 Advanced Placement and post-AP offerings — in six disciplines as well as opportunities for independent study, additional courses online through One Schoolhouse, and a distinct humanities track for non-native English speakers. The multi-faceted STEM initiative, which informs all math and science curricula, gives you an advantage in crucial fields typically underrepresented by women.

More Program Highlights

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  • AP Courses

    Many girls get a leg-up on college by taking Advanced Placement courses, which have a college-level curriculum taught at the high school level. To take these exceptionally challenging courses, which the College Board oversees, you must get permission from the department, do well in the prerequisite courses, and complete significant summer assignments first. In May, students take the AP Exams that match the courses they took; top scores may help you earn college credit. 
  • Digital Literacy

    Required for freshmen, the Digital Literacy class focuses on three crucial aspects of life in the digital age:
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