Academics

 

     

The Phelps School’s boarding and day programs offer a well-rounded curriculum designed to prepare boys for the next step in life. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of reading, English, mathematics and science. Additionally, authentic literacy – reading, writing and speaking – is a major component throughout the curriculum.

Personal attention is a paramount concern, and an average class size of seven encourages every boy to participate freely and without pressure in classroom discussions. All teachers are assigned advisees whose progress they follow closely throughout the year. Furthermore, teachers are in their classrooms every afternoon from 2:50 – 3:30 for tutorials. Some boys may be required to attend these sessions, but all students are encouraged to take advantage of the available assistance. In addition, residential faculty members monitor formal study periods in the dorms from Sunday through Thursday evenings.