Course Offerings

Middle School Academic Subjects

The following subjects are covered over a three-year period

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 an argumentative essay

Math

Students are taken from where they place on the placement exam and advance 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 is 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.


Upper School Academic Subjects

The following subjects are covered over a four-year period

Great Books

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

History

  • Ancient
  • Medieval
  • Early Modern
  • 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.