In every grade and subject, McDonogh's academic program is designed to foster a love of learning. Lower School emphasizes reading, writing, and mathematics in a supportive environment where students can feel free to explore and take intellectual risks. Middle School builds on that foundation with elements of responsible scholarship, such as good study habits and sound research skills, while acclimating students to academic deadlines and age-appropriate expectations for good character and judgement. In preparing students for college, the Upper School offers a broad exposure to the arts and sciences, with opportunities for advanced study in every discipline. The integrated progression of curricula from prekindergarten through twelfth grade is outlined in detail in the links to the left.