Upper School semester examinations are scheduled for May 31-June 2, 2023, according to the schedule below.
Regular classes for Upper School students will not be held during the three days of examinations. Students will not need to wear their uniforms on exam days. They may wear casual clothing. We ask that all students and parents familiarize themselves with the semester examination schedule and with all of the information included below. Please note that all students are expected to complete their examinations before the semester break and family vacations should be taken after examination week.
Upper School Exam Times
Morning examinations will begin at 8:15 a.m. Afternoon examinations will begin at 12:30 p.m. Students are required to remain in the examination room for a minimum of two hours; 2 1/2 hours will be the maximum time.
End of Marking Period Procedures
The fourth quarter ends on Tuesday, May 30. This day is designated as a review day for all students and students will follow a regular schedule of classes. Semester exams will take place on May 31-June 2, per the exam schedule.
During examination days, Upper School students need to report to school for examinations only. However, academic assistance will be available at the times indicated on the examination schedule, or by appointment with the teacher.
Lunch During Exam Week
Lunch will be available at 11:15 a.m. on examination days for Upper School students who are registered for the lunch program. Students who are not registered in the lunch program must sign up in the Upper School Office by Tuesday, May 16 if they plan to eat lunch in the Dining Hall. Please note that bag lunches may be eaten in the student lounges, but no food is to be eaten or carried into other areas of Hansen Hall. Open campus lunch is available for all students during exam days.
Illness During Exam Week
If a student must miss an examination due to illness, the parent should report the absence to the school at 773-881-6700. The student is responsible for arranging for an alternate examination time within the established schedule (see make-up exam procedures below).
Make-Up Exam Procedures
If a student misses any semester or final examination for reasons other than illness or emergency, a charge of $50 per exam will be levied for each makeup examination. Please note that Friday, June 2 (from 12:30-3:00 p.m.) and Monday, June 5, have been designated as the time for make-up examinations.