Upper School

In grades 9-12 we emphasize a love of learning, a strong educational foundation for college and preparation for adulthood.

The curriculum focuses on core courses in English, Math, Science, Languages and History, with a heavy concentration on reading, writing and vocabulary development. The academic curriculum is enhanced by a robust arts program, global study opportunities and numerous clubs.

English

  • English 9: World Literature
  • English 10: Composition
  • English 11: American Literature
  • English 11: American Literature (Honors)
  • English 11: American Studies (Honors)
  • English 12: Literature & Composition (AP)

Electives
  • The Avant-Garde of 20th Century British Literature
  • The British Romantics of Gothic Terror
  • Early British Literature: Verse Narratives
  • Modern British Novels and Visions of the Future
  • Postcolonial Literature: British Influence and Emerging Independence
  • Shakespeare and the Human Condition
  • Tragedy in World Literature

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra IB
  • Geometry
  • Geometry (Honors)
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry (Honors)
  • Advanced Functions and Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus (Honors)
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics of Social Choice and Management Science (Honors)
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics (Honors)
  • Statistics (AP)
  • Calculus AB (AP)
  • Calculus BC (AP)

Science

  • Conceptual Physics
  • Advanced Conceptual Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (Honors)
  • Chemistry II (AP)
  • Biology
  • Biology (Honors)
  • Biology (AP)
  • Environmental Science (AP)
  • Physics (Honors)
  • Physics C Mechanics (AP)
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Field Ecology
  • Neurobiology
  • Science of Medicine

Innovation & Design

  • Intro to the Engineering Design Method I
  • Intro to the Engineering Design Method II
  • Intro to Electrical Engineering
  • Intro to Bioengineering
  • Engineering Practices
  • Entrepreneurship and Global Marketplace Leadership
  • Computer Science Principles (AP)
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computer Science A / Programming and Engineering (AP)
  • Advanced Studies in Computer Science

History & Social Sciences

  • World History I
  • World History II
  • United States History
  • American Studies (Honors)
  • United States History (AP)
  • European History (AP)
  • United States Government and Politics (AP)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (AP)

History Seminars
  • Culture and Society in the Cold War
  • History Through Art (Honors)
  • Human Rights (Honors)
  • World Religions (Honors)
  • Topics in American Freedom

Social Sciences
  • Economics (AP)
  • Psychology (AP)

Classical & Modern Languages

  • French I, II, III, III (Honors), IV, IV (Honors), V (Honors), French Language & Culture (AP)
  • Greek I (Honors), IV (Honors)
  • Latin I, II, III, III (Honors), IV (Honors), V (AP)
  • Spanish I, II, III, III (Honors), IV, IV (Honors), V: Culture & Conversation - Latin America (Honors), V: Culture & Conversation - Spain (Honors), Spanish Language & Culture (AP), Spanish Literature and Culture (AP)
  • Mandarin I, II (Online Courses)

Communications, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Advanced Debate
  • Advanced Speech
  • Leadership for the 21st Century
  • Communications, Broadcast, and Twenty-First Century Journalism
  • Yearbook
  • Student Teaching Internship in Lower School

Performing Arts

Drama
  • Theater Lab
  • Advanced Theater Lab
  • Filmmaking
  • Technical Theater I
  • Technical Theater II

Music
  • Band
  • Concert Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Music Theory (AP)

Visual Arts
  • Art Studio I
  • Art Studio II
  • Art Studio III
  • Art Studio IV

Physical Education & Health

  • Physical Education/Health
  • Intro to Sports Medicine