Departments

Integrating Faith & Learning

The classroom should cultivate inquiry – inquiry about the Christian faith and about the world that each discipline opens up. Christians should be the first to engage in critical thinking; they should not simply catechize correct answers or formally endorse the conclusions of Christian scholars from within their own social-economic or cultural milieu.

As a Christian academy, our courses and programs are informed by our commitment to the historic Christian faith. Since each subject area has its own foci, methodologies, and intellectual traditions, each must find the right illustrations and questions to direct a faith-infused curriculum.

What we're all about:

Biblical & Theological Studies

The Bible Curriculum is designed to:

  • Engage the heart and mind
  • Seek to build and shape our students' perspectives through Scripture
  • Create biblical literacy

Upper School Curriculum

Upper School students take a minimum of 6 semesters of Bible. For five of the six semesters, students will choose one class from each of 5 broad categories:

  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Church History
  • Ethics, Culture, & Christianity

Students may choose a course from any one of the categories for the sixth and final course.

Middle School Curriculum

  • Old Testament 1: Genesis–Ruth
  • Old Testament 2: Samuel–Malachi
  • Gospel & Acts

English

The English curriculum is designed to:

  • emphasize close textual analysis
  • understanding the broader historical and cultural context of literature
  • Analytical and creative writing

Upper School Curriculum

  • Foundations of Language and Literature

  • World Literature   CP, H

  • American Literature   CP, H

  • AP English Language and Composition

  • British Literature   CP, H

  • AP English Literature

Middle School Curriculum

  • English and Language Arts 6
  • English and Language Arts 7
  • English and Language Arts 8

Health & Physical Education

The Health & Physical Education curriculum is designed to:

  • emphasize the importance of physical fitness individually and as part of a team
  • develop positive values and attitudes that are important in every area of life

Upper School Curriculum

  • Health   9-12
  • Physical Education 9-12

Middle School Curriculum

  • Health   6-8
  • Physical Education 6-8

Math

The Math curriculum is designed to:

  • teach problem-solving skills
  • develop mathematical capabilities to help students pursue further education in technological fields

Upper School Curriculum

  • Geometry
  • Algebra II CP/H
  • Precalculus CP/H
  • Intro to Calculus & Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Calculus C
  • AP Statistics
  • Multivariable Calculus/Linear Algebra

Middle School Curriculum

  • Course 2
  • Pre-Algebra 
  • Algebra I  
  • Geometry 

Science

The Science curriculum is designed to:

  • instill a strong understanding of science and its methods
  • provide opportunities for advanced training in preparation for careers in science
  • equip students to be knowledgeable in scientific inquiry, informed about current science, and enriched in their faith and understanding of God

Upper School Curriculum

  • Biology CP/H
  • Physics CP/H
  • Chemistry CP/H
  • AP Biology
  • AP Physics (C) Mechanics
  • Environmental Science
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science

Middle School Curriculum

  • Life Science
  • Earth Science
  • Introductory Physical Science

Social Studies

The Social Studies curriculum is designed to:

  • help students develop broad geographical, political and chronological schema
  • build critical thinking, reading and writing skills

Upper School Curriculum

  • Foundations of the Modern World
  • Modern World History   CP, H
  • United States History   CP, AP
  • Advanced Placement European History - AP
  • The Holocaust
  • Contemporary History

Middle School Curriculum

  • Geography 6
  • Neighbors & Nation
  • US History – 1865 to Present
  • Perspectives (grade 6)

The Arts

The Arts curriculum is designed to:

  • develop methods in practicing creativity and expression
  • teach students to navigate the physical world through the artful use of their voices, bodies and through the creation of objects
  • graduate students with a meaningful understanding of why the arts are an essential part of their education and life

Upper School Curriculum

  • Intro to Theatre
  • Technical Theatre
  • Acting I & II
  • Playwriting
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Chamber Strings
  • Jazz Band
  • Chorale
  • Chamber Singers
  • Art 1 - Basic Design
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Stained Glass
  • Wheel Throwing
  • AP Studio Art

Middle School Curriculum

  • Experiencing Theatre
  • Middle School Play
  • Beginning Band
  • General Music
  • Middle School Chorus
  • Select Chorus
  • Chamber Strings
  • Art 6, 7, 8

World Languages

The World Languages curriculum is designed to:

  • provide students with an introduction to French or Spanish with the purpose of setting the foundations of language study
  • to respond to God’s mandate to offer hospitality to the stranger (Leviticus 19:33-34)

  • equip students to speak to the hearts of those around them

Upper School Curriculum

  • Spanish   I, II, III, IV, V 
  • French   I, II, III, IV, V 

Middle School Curriculum

  • Intro to World Culture (grade 7)
  • Spanish  I
  • French  I