Academics

Library

Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of The John Cooper School libraries. The library program is designed to promote quality academic and recreational multimedia and reading for students and to provide instructional support to the faculty.

Librarians in each library teach research, information literacy, and digital citizenship through the curriculum. The library resources and professional staff help students learn to become independent locators, evaluators, curators, and users of information in order to solve problems, gather knowledge, and satisfy their curiosity.

Cooper is served by three libraries: the Lower School Library, the Edone Library in the Middle School, and the Bourque Library in the Upper School. Together these libraries house more than 30,000 print and non-print materials. The collections include multicultural and multiethnic literature and works suitable for the challenging educational environment of a college preparatory school.

Computers for student use are available in every library, giving access to our online catalogs and Internet resources. The Middle and Upper School Libraries provide subscriptions to online encyclopedias, electronic books, and 65 online research databases that offer primary source documents and articles from thousands of magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers.

From Curiosity to Wisdom
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.