Upper School

Grades 9 - 12

Viewpoint's students thrive in the Upper School's comprehensive, college preparatory curriculum, completing course work of significant depth and breadth. The academic program teaches students a fundamental body of knowledge, refines their aptitude for critical thinking, and fosters their capacity to exercise clear, moral judgment. With classes of 10-22 students, teachers are able to create a stimulating learning environment that helps students reach their fullest potential.

The core curriculum consists of courses in English, mathematics, social studies, science, and world languages. Fourteen honors and 28 Advanced Placement courses challenge students who can work at an accelerated pace. The scores of Viewpoint's students are typically amongst the highest in the nation on these highly competitive national exams, a major asset to students applying to the most competitive colleges.      

Contact Us

List of 9 members.

  • Alan Howie 

    Head of Upper School
    Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) - BEd
  • Cisco Dilg 

    Assistant Head of Upper School
    Brown University - BA
    Columbia University - MA
  • Katie Hanks 

    Upper School Dean of Students
    California State University, Northridge - BA
    Concordia University - MA
  • Mara Garcia 

    Upper School Counselor; Coordinator of Human Development
    Gonzaga University - MA
    University of Redlands - BA
  • Dana Gonzalez 

    Director of Diversity and Inclusivity; Ninth Grade Dean
    Middlebury College - MA
    Miami University of Ohio - BA
  • Danielle Burness 

    Learning Specialist, MS/US
    Loyola Marymount University - BA
    Loyola Marymount University - MA (2)
  • Elizabeth Pappademas 

    Learning Specialist, MS/US
    Berklee College of Music - BM
    California State University, Northridge - MA
  • Suzanne Rodas 

    Administrative Assistant to the Head of Upper School
  • Michael Lombardi 

    Attendance Clerk in the Upper School