Upper School 6-8

The RTCA upper school serves fifth through eighth grade, providing students with a higher level of rigor and responsibility.

Upper school students focus on developing the skills that will make them outstanding scholars in high school and college. In addition to curating strong writing skills through literature classes, the upper school has developed a humanities component, coordinating lessons in history, religion, art, music and language arts, so that students have a more complete understanding and context of the history and literature they are studying.

Technology also gets a boost with robotics and aviation entering the curriculum, providing more hands-on STEM experience.

Students who matriculate through our upper school are well-prepared to further their education in highly competitive schools in the region and throughout the nation.


Our goal in the upper school is to prepare students exceptionally for their oncoming college preparatory high school experience, whether the choose a local school or a boarding school. Our graduates have been honored to attend some of the finest schools in the nation based on their experience at RTCA.

How we teach

What we teach

At RTCA we offer a wide assortment of classes designed to uniquely develop each student. See our lower school curriculum guide for a full description of courses.


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RTCA's graduating class of 2018 received more than $1.2 million in scholarships to matriculating schools.

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