Bayside Academy adopted an eight-day rotating schedule across all divisions in Fall 2023. Each division has adapted the schedule to accommodate the developmental needs of its students.
In the Upper School, the school day begins at 8:30 a.m. Students attend five classes per day in addition to a mid-morning student life period. Each class meets five times out of an eight-day period, which allows for a manageable amount of homework and assessments. Frequent breaks, no bells, a later start to the day, slightly longer periods, and rotating classes create a calm environment at a more relaxed pace than a traditional schedule. Intentionally, it mirrors more of a collegiate rhythm, affording students more opportunities to interact with their peers, seek support from teachers, and be engaged in community activities.