Welcome to Reality Check

This website is meant to help students determine an appropriate life balance for them, given their academic, extracurricular, and other time demands. Use this time guide during your busiest time of year-- e.g., during the fall season if you play field hockey, or during the winter season if you participate in the Musical-- to ensure you have enough time to fulfill all of your commitments. Achieving a balance of work, play, rest, and reflection is key to overall success as you navigate through your years in the Upper School. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yavenditti, the SLS Director of Studies.


35 hours of time at school are already acounted for. Enter all of the classes that you plan to take during your busiest season.

School Activities

Count any school activity before 8:00am and after 3:00pm--soccer? the musical? debate? singing group? Count the hours for whichever is your busiest season.
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Count everything not already counted above. Commute? Meals? Religious activities? Volunteering? Family commitments? Getting ready in the morning? Showering at night? Add it up!
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There are 168 hours in a week.