Upper School

Curiosity, intellectual passion, and personal responsibility are traits that Upper School faculty foster in students on a daily basis. In a warm, caring environment, teachers guide students to develop the habits of mind and skills necessary to fully participate in our challenging, exciting curriculum as well as to become active members of the school and larger community.

By honing skills in reading, writing, public speaking, and problem-solving, our students become active, effective participants in the vibrant exchange of ideas at LCDS and beyond. Their engagement in lively discourse and debate helps students develop confidence and leadership skills as they broaden and deepen their understanding of the world around them. At the same time, we are careful to maintain a supportive environment - a place sensitive to the unique needs of teenagers, where they can feel safe taking on new challenges.

A variety of wide-ranging curricular and extracurricular opportunities, combined with close mentoring and small class size, enable students and teachers to thoroughly enjoy their work together in pursuit of educational achievement. Along with personalized college guidance, our students enjoy smooth passage from successful high school careers to the colleges and universities best suited to their individual goals and aspirations.

Fast Facts

  • Advanced Placement courses in 11 subjects
  • Independent Study for advanced work beyond curriculum
  • Languages: Spanish, French, Latin and Mandarin
  • Outstanding college preparation, particularly in reading, writing, testing and discussion skills
  • International Model United Nations course for juniors and seniors that allows students to participate in an international conference each year in either The Hague or Qatar.

Upper School Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Jenny Gabriel 

    Head of Upper School | US History Faculty
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  • Lindsay Deibler-Wallace 

    Assistant Head of Upper School | Science Department Chair | US Science Faculty
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  • Robert Umble 

    US Dean of Students
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  • Elizabeth Heim 

    US Assistant Dean of Students
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  • Heather Woodbridge 

    Director of Global & Summer Programs | US Music Faculty
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  • Helen Najarian 

    International Student Admission Associate
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  • Starleisha Gingrich 

    US Administrative Assistant

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.

Lancaster Country Day School © 2013

725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 392-2916