Course Offerings

General Course Offerings

 

Middle School, over the course of three years:

History:  Survey of World History; Emphasis on Western Civilization

Literature & Composition:  Learning and applying the tools of analyzation using classic literature, from fables to Shakespearean Drama; wide range of time periods and regions of literature.  Students learn to compose a argumentative essay

Math:  Students are taken from where they place on the placement exam and advanced from there.  If student is behind, effort is made to catch the student up to their grade level.

Science:  General Science, Life Science, Earth Science

Language:  Latin and Greek studies

Logic:  Formal Logic

Choir:  Voice for Life curriculum used to train choristers.  Sacred music from all time periods is used though the choir grounds itself in the Anglican choral tradition.

Drama:  All students are involved in the drama program, and all students end up on stage.  Students are often involved in editing scripts, designing stage/props, costuming, and student directing.

Physical Ed.:  Students are involved in fencing, learn discipline in general aerobic exercise, and are involved in the Outings Club, which allows students experience in a wide range of outdoor physical activities, most of them lifelong sports/recreation activities.

 

High School, over the course of four years:

Great Books:  Our History and Literature courses are taught on a Great Books model, using the original texts themselves whenever possible.

History:

  1. Ancient
  2. Medieval
  3. Early Modern
  4. Modern

Literature & Composition:  Students perfect the argumentative essay, learn to compose poetry and try their hand at short stories.  They enter essay and speech contests under the tutelage of their composition and rhetoric professors. In addition, they study the great ideas found in the great books of history over the course of the four years of high school:

  1. Classical Greek & Roman
  2. Anglo-Saxon Poetry & Beowulf; Medieval Romance
  3. Shakespeare & Renaissance Lit.
  4. The Modern Era

Math:  Students are taken from where they place on the placement exam and advanced from there.  If student is behind, effort is made to catch the student up to their grade level.  Many students are on track for Calculus or statistics their senior year.

Science:

  1. Advanced Biology
  2. Advanced Chemistry
  3. Advanced Physics

Language:  Latin and Greek studies

Rhetoric: Classical Rhetoric, written and oral

Senior Thesis: A yearlong class wherein a student practices the rhetorical art by researching, composing, and defending a controversial proposition through the lens of classical rhetoric in the form of a 16-24 page paper.

Choir:  Voice for Life curriculum used to train choristers.  Sacred music from all time periods is used though the choir grounds itself in the Anglican choral tradition.

Drama:  All students are involved in the drama program, and all students end up on stage.  Students are often involved in editing scripts, designing stage/props, costuming, and student directing.

Physical Ed.:  Students are involved in fencing, learn discipline in general aerobic exercise, and are involved in the Outings Club, which allows students experience in a wide range of outdoor physical activities, most of them lifelong sports/recreation activities.