Upper School

Our upper school challenges and engages students daily through rigorous, college-preparatory and Christ-centered instruction across all subjects and disciplines. We remain committed to ensuring that all of our students can determine their passions, while also equipping them to attain their goals with the support of our talented and dedicated faculty. We seek to bring all of our students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ so that they may pursue with the utmost excellence all that God has called them to do.
Students who hope to understand clearly, think deeply, and judge wisely, all while seeking to grow in their faith, will find a home, a purpose and a close-knit community in the upper school at SBS.

College Guidance

The Office of College Guidance partners with families in an effort to guide students in making educated choices in the college-selection process. To facilitate this, the college guidance team provides the following:

  • Grade-level appropriate group sessions
  • Individual family meetings
  • Group admissions and information sessions with college representatives
  • Testing guidance
  • Essay and résumé writing/editing sessions
  • Personalized letters of recommendation
  • Guided assistance in completing applications
  • Excursions to tour colleges and universities
  • Prayer-based support
In college guidance, we believe Second Baptist School students are called to a higher purpose than educating merely for career purposes. Through the centuries, God graciously called His people to various vocations. In these vocations, He commissioned His people to proclaim the excellencies of His name and to extend His Kingdom wherever He has placed them. It is to this end we joyfully and purposefully desire to partner with our parents and students during the college application and decision process.


Prefect System

Prefects are seven student leaders selected by administrators, teachers and peers through a comprehensive interviewing process. Highly committed to the school’s values and ideals, the Prefects shape the everyday experience of Second Baptist School students through their dedication to servant leadership. They strive to positively affect student morale and behavior and assume significant responsibility in the daily life of Second Baptist School.

Interim Term

Interim Term is a two-week period in which upper school students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and pursue new learning opportunities and adventures. Students examine communities near and far through national and international travel, take enrichment classes, participate in service projects, visit colleges and engage in career internships. Interim Term is a time for students to learn beyond the classroom as they get out in the world and experience new people, places and ideas. Read more.


Technology assists our faculty in ensuring that students are challenged to be actively engaged in the learning process. Upper school students are immersed in a 1:1 Apple Laptop Program integrated across all content areas, which fosters an interactive classroom experience so that students can create, collaborate, research and present to authentic audiences. As with any instructional approach or initiative, Second Baptist School believes in using tools and resources purposefully in order to reach our desired learning outcomes for students. SBS has been named an Apple Distinguished School for six consecutive years.


Our upper school Clubs provide students with unique opportunities for leadership, service and the exploration of the world around them. Prefects lead committees that relate to their area of school leadership. A Club Fair is held each year for students to sign up.

Prefect Committees: Head, Academic, Admissions, Publicity, Service, Student Life and Unity
Language Clubs: Chinese Club and Spanish Club
Service Clubs: Key Club and Recycling Club
STEM Clubs: Science Club and Robotics Club
Interest Clubs:  Art Club, Book Club, Business Club, Theatre Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Model United Nations

List of 6 members.

School Hours

Grades 9-12
7:45 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.