Don’t Miss These Books – Grammar Level

More than anything else, this course is designed to encourage the love of great books and great stories as an essential preparation for future courses in the language arts (Language Arts 1-4 and The Great Conversation).  The primary purpose of the course is to give 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to explore ideas […]

Section: Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Rhetoric 2

Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis is designed to be a capstone experience for Wilson Hill Academy seniors.  The course represents the culmination of the WHA student’s training in the arts of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric, and it provides the student the opportunity to demonstrate, in a public and formal manner, his or her learning on a particular […]

Section: Composition, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Story of History: Making of America

This course brings American History to life for grammar school students while also developing skills like attentive listening, close reading and thoughtful interaction with others.  Maps and timelines are used extensively, equipping students for success in future grammar level or School of Logic history classes. Students will get to know the heroes, villains and key […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Ancients

This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with historical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of ancient civilizations, including Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. The course will begin with Creation and progress chronologically to the Fall of Rome. Ancient history will come to life as students explore geographical settings and learn about ancient cultures […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

The Great Conversation 6

Covering the same period as The Great Conversation 3, this course is designed for upper level School of Rhetoric students and challenges them to discuss how the people, ideas, and books from the Modern Era have brought us to our present day.  Using various works of theology, philosophy, and literature, students will consider how the […]

Fundamentals of Latin

Fundamentals of Latin is a transitional class which introduces students with little or no Latin background to the basics of Latin grammar and ancient Roman culture. Designed to ease the transition into Secondary Latin, this class will ground students in Latin grammar basics while showing them the relevance of Latin throughout history and our world […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Story of History: Christendom

This grammar-school history course is intended to provide students with historical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of the middle ages, approximately AD 500 to AD 1450. The course will begin with the Fall of Rome and progress chronologically through the Renaissance. Students will explore the fight for power in Western Europe, the religious wars between Christians […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Latin 1

Latin is alive and lively in Latin 1! Students will explore how an inflected language works by studying five noun declensions, four verb conjugations, adjectives, pronouns, and common expressions. Emphasis is given to Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. Students will build translation skills while exploring Roman culture and studying people and practices from antiquity by […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Latin 2

Building upon the foundation of Latin 1, students will review the basics of Latin grammar and proceed to more complex grammatical constructions, including the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, the passive voice, relative clauses, participles, and indirect statements. Emphasis is given to Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. Students will become more confident in their translation […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Story of History: 20th Century

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Latin 3 (H)

Latin students complete their study of Latin grammar in Latin 3, which is an impressive accomplishment! Students will study gerunds, gerundives, participles, deponent verbs, conditional sentences, and the subjunctive mood. Students will also examine Latin poetry, which is beautiful in and of itself, but also helpful preparation for the AP Latin exam. Students will become […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

World Geography and History

The story of history is the story of God’s providence. This course weaves together the flow of history in three dimensions: time, space, and story. Using a timeline that starts with Creation and ends with the 20th century, the class teaches World geography chronologically. Students see how geography matters: how landforms, climate, and natural resources […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Logic

Language Arts Level 1

This course introduces students to great works of children’s literature and provides an integrated approach to grammar and writing instruction. Using WHA instructor-developed materials that correspond to the literary selections, students will work through grammatical concepts such as parsing & classifying sentences, identifying parts of speech and using them correctly, and utilizing correct punctuation and […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

AP Latin

Advanced Placement® Latin is a rigorous, college-level course designed for students who intend to take the Latin Advanced Placement® exam.  Students will follow a College Board-approved syllabus as they study selections from Caesar’s Gallic Wars and Virgil’s Aeneid.  Students will focus on the grammatical details of the texts while also studying these works as literature […]

Section: AP Courses, Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Language Arts Level 2

This course introduces students to great works of children’s literature and provides an integrated approach to grammar and writing instruction. Using instructor-provided materials corresponding to the literary selections, students will work through grammatical concepts such as parsing and diagramming sentences, classifying sentences, identifying parts of speech and utilizing correct punctuation and capitalization rules. Students will […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 3

Language Arts 3 consists of engaging literature, comprehensive grammar, and essential composition skills, each part reinforcing the others. The course is designed to prepare students for upper-level coursework. LA3 students will read short stories, novels, and poetry, exploring fundamental literary elements in the process. By digging into these works, students will learn how to understand […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Latin 2 Proficiency Exam

This Latin 2 proficiency exam can be used for placement (Latin 2 or Latin 3) or to satisfy the graduation requirement of “Latin proficiency through Latin 2”. Students new to WHA and already registered for Latin 2 or Latin 3 will be placed in this test “class” automatically. Those who prefer to determine their proficiency […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Language Arts Level 4 (FOEW)

Language Arts 4 emphasizes both literature and composition by focusing on the first three canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, and elocution. The thoughtful discussions about literary works help LA4 students develop habits of questioning and an appreciation for the art of writing. Students use these skills to write reflective essays that present a logical […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: School of Logic

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation introduces students to logic level research and presentation skills as they use the history of their own home area (state, province, or country) as the research content. Students will hone their written and oral presentation skills and gain experience with computerized presentation tools as they develop clear, engaging, and well-organized […]

Section: Composition, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Logic

Greek 1

Greek 1 introduces students to the Ancient Greek language, which encompasses that of Biblical (Koine) Greek, and simultaneously explores Greek culture in the 4th and 5th centuries B.C. This course is designed to train students in reading Biblical and ancient texts as well as in speaking and listening. Students will learn the basics of Ancient […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Grammar of Science – Life Science

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 1: Life Science is intended to encourage a love for the natural world and the miracle of the human body. Students will be prepared for subsequent science courses through the development of good observation and note-taking skills, […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Greek Readings

The central goal of the Greek Readings course is the development of reading proficiency. Half of the readings are selections from classical authors such as Herodotus, Aesop, Herodotus, and Homer, while the other half of the readings are taken from the Septuagint and New Testament. Students will also improve their grammar by prose composition exercises. […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Art History

This college-level course surveys the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the cave paintings of Lascaux to the splatterings of Jackson Pollock. Students will gain a Christian understanding of the nature of art via the insights of Francis Schaeffer’s colleague at L’Abri, Hans Rookmaker, and other Christian art historians and philosophers. We will trace […]

Section: AP Courses, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

The Great Conversation 2

Students encounter The Great Conversation as it unfolded during the Middle Ages through a study of some the most influential works of the medieval times and some works inspired by this period. The course covers the period from the fall of Rome to the death of Elizabeth I and focusses on medieval England due to […]

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

Fundamentals of Academic Writing focuses on formal academic writing for high school students new to Wilson Hill composition or LA4 students needing more confidence and practice. Students practice the trajectory of the writing process from prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to final submission by mastering the skills of the first three canons of rhetoric: invention, […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Grammar of Science – Sky and Space

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 2: Sky and Space is designed to stimulate curiosity.  What is the optimal design for a model rocket? Will we colonize Mars in my lifetime? Why do Northerners have a “White Christmas” while Southerners decorate palm trees […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Junior Classical League

Junior Classical League is an extracurricular club for all secondary (7th-12th)  Latin and Greek students (FOL+) who wish to broaden their classical language education while socializing with friends and teachers. Student-elected officers and WHA faculty design activities and games which explore topics in the classics in a lively and engaging way, and since this is a […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Advanced Composition 1

Advanced Composition 1 provides robust and personal writing instruction for high school students. They will refine composition skills through imitative writing and essay construction. Students practice emulating the voice of consummate authors by closely examining tone, diction, and syntax. This course reinforces prior grammar instruction through the analysis of complex sentence structures. Thesis-based writing assignments […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know Fyodor Dostoevsky

Have you ever wrestled with the tough questions of life? How can there be a good God if there is so much evil in the world? What does Christianity have to do with my culture? What is the relationship between science and religion? What is at the heart of faith in Christ? Join me as […]

Section: Humanities, Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Advanced Composition 2

Advanced Composition 2 continues, and builds upon, the robust and personal writing instruction offered in Advanced Composition 1. Students will develop personal style and voice through imitative exercises that challenge students to look closely at the syntax and diction of distinguished authors. While Advanced Composition 2 students still draw upon literary sources, they will practice […]

Section: Composition   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Get to Know J.R.R. Tolkien (Summer)

J.R.R. Tolkien has been hailed in some quarters as the “Author of the Century.” The readership of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit continues to swell well into the 21st century. Students who quickly discover that Tolkien was a first-class storyteller are then pleasantly surprised to find out that he was a first-class […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Introduction to Earth Science

This 6th grade course is new for 2021-22 as part of our restructuring of the science sequence in 6th-8th grades.  It is not the same as the Earth Science (Bridge) class and is not challenging enough for 8th graders.   At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Math Level 5

Engaging young students in meaningful discussions of mathematics is an essential component of their math education. Math 5 combines this type of student engagement along with challenging content to inspire true wonder and love of the subject. Students learn to solve challenging math problems using several “visual approach” strategies based on the Singapore Method that […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School

The Great Conversation 3

Students study some of the most influential writings and events that shaped the modern world, beginning with the Protestant Reformation. Students will continue to develop their ability to both thoughtfully read a great book and to discuss its main ideas and questions with others. Aimed at School of Rhetoric students, class discussions and writing assignments […]

Modern Literature & Thought

Having worshiped at the altar of unaided Reason in the 18th century, Western Man drifted toward a more subjective, emotionally-driven philosophy of progress and optimism in the 19th century. But a radical shift took place in the 20th century that extinguished the unbridled idealism of the 1800s. At the same time, the West experienced a […]

Section: Humanities, Literature   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Math Level 6

Exemplary math instruction in the early years gives students the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas they have newly discovered. The result is the development of independent, thoughtful problem solvers with a deep appreciation and joy of mathematics. Math 6 combines this pedagogy with an exceptional visual approach to problem solving based on the Singapore […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School

Logic 1

Are there “laws of thought” just as surely as there is a law of gravity? The answer is a resounding “yes!” In this course we will learn how to reason in an orderly and consistent fashion. Students will master the rules that govern the thinking process. There will be a particular emphasis on applying these […]

Section: Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

US History: Survey (Honors)

This is an honors level survey course covering the full sweep of United States history from colonial times through the present.  There is a brief introductory unit on pre-Columbian America; subsequent units will cover the English colonial period, the conflicts that led to independence and the adoption of the US Constitution, the early national period […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic 2

Done with Logic 1? You’ve just begun the life-long journey of learning how to think with excellence.  Join us as we continue to study the science and art of thinking well.  In this course we will learn to both analyze and build arguments.  In the first part of the course, we will study some of […]

Section: Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Math Level 7

Math 7 The ability to discuss alternative strategies for problem solving in mathematics is an indication of mastery of the subject. In Math 7, word problems form the basis for most instruction. Students spend a great deal of time discussing alternative strategies with each other, in groups, and as a whole class. Important ideas in […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Algebra 1

The wonder of mathematics is most truly observed and appreciated by students when they are led to transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to abstract algebraic generalizations. A primary goal in Algebra I at WHA is to facilitate that vital transfer. Students cannot help but be inspired by the beauty of algebra as they discover how […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

US Government and Economics

This course satisfies the common state requirement for one semester each of government and economics, two of the most fundamental social aspects of God’s design for how humans are to act and interact with each other.  Because our interactions with each other are grounded in our relationship with God, the government unit of the course […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Algebra 2 Readiness (Summer)

This is a summer Algebra 1 refresher course intended for students who need to improve or refresh their Algebra 1 skills before entering Geometry or Algebra 2 in the fall. The course will generally follow the concepts taught in Algebra 1, but will involve material developed by the teacher for this specific application. Students who […]

Section: Math, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Geometry

Dynamic, engaging instruction defines Geometry at WHA. This course provides students with the needed tools to engage analytically with their everyday surroundings as they develop spatial reasoning and problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are used to illustrate geometric concepts in the orderliness of Creation that will inspire love and wonder for this branch of mathematics.  The […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Pre-Algebra

Establishing solid mathematical study skills and iron clad problem-solving strategies is the mark of our Pre-algebra course at WHA. This course offers instruction that provides a strong foundation for students as they progress from a concrete understanding of basic math concepts to a deeper level of abstract comprehension of math principles and application. Students become […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic

Habits of a Successful Student (Summer – Live)

This course will introduce the habits of a successful student by working through a range of topics such as setting up a workspace, time and task management, note taking and active reading skills. By considering these tools and behaviors, students will be ready to implement strategies in class and in their independent study time to […]

Section: Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Algebra 2

Gaining a deeper insight and developing a greater appreciation for mathematical models is the goal of this college preparatory course. Students will develop and practice higher level abstract thinking and reasoning skills that will help with data interpretation, proportions, measurements and equations. Algebra 2 builds on the foundation of Algebra 1. Topics covered include real […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Spanish 1

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. Spanish 1 is an introductory course […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Habits of a Successful Student (Self-paced)

This is the self-paced version of our live summer course. This course will introduce the habits of a successful student by working through a range of topics such as setting up a workspace, time and task management, note taking and active reading skills. By considering these tools and behaviors, students will be ready to implement […]

Section: Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

AP Statistics

This college level introductory course endeavors to give students a deeper understanding of how data is gathered, displayed, and analyzed so that they can begin to engage a culture and society that relies on statistics for decision making. The instructor expects students to engage actively with current issues and to perform statistical analyses regarding these […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Grammar Level Latin A

This introductory Latin course will help grammar school students see that learning Latin is attainable and even fun! Students will embark on the adventure of learning Latin by studying vocabulary, two verb conjugations, three tenses, two noun declensions, adjectives, prepositions, and basic sentence translation. Learning will be enhanced by workbooks, memory work, games, and a […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry

Pre-Calculus is an honors-designated college preparatory course that combines knowledge of Algebra, with its equations and functions, and Geometry, with its visual representations and trigonometric concepts, into a cohesive foundation that prepares the student for the study of Calculus. Because functions are the foundation of Calculus, this course has been specifically developed to give math […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Spanish 2

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. This intermediate Spanish course builds on […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Chemistry Readiness (Self-Paced)

This self-paced course is designed to meet the needs of students who are registered for WHA Chemistry or WHA Honors (Pre-AP) Chemistry but have not taken the prerequisite WHA Physics or Honors Physics course. In this course, students will work through progressive modules designed to introduce specific topics from the Physics course that will be […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Intro to Javascript (Summer)

Students will be introduced to computer programming by creating 2-3 simple, interactive applications in the browser using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Although the class focuses on Javascript and the web browser, the concepts learned could be applied to many other programming languages. No programming experience is necessary, and no supplies are needed (Chrome web browser […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

AP Calculus AB

This college-level introductory course covers differential and integral calculus. Topics covered include functions and graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives and differential ability, applications of the derivative, curve sketching, related rates, implicit differentiation, parametric equations, Riemann sums, indefinite and definite integrals, techniques of integration, applications of integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and numerical approximations to definite […]

Section: AP Courses, Math   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Grammar Level Latin B

Building on the foundational concepts taught in Grammar Latin A, grammar school students will continue their Latin adventure by learning the third verb conjugation, the third noun declension, pronouns, imperatives, and numbers while continuing to build and review vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on parsing verbs, nouns, and adjectives as well as labeling the parts […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Physics 1

Physics 1 is an introductory physics course for students in grades 9 through 12. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the basic tools of physics, including fundamental concepts and applications, computational skills, and analytical skills. Concepts […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Spanish 3

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. This advanced Spanish course will build […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Logic 2 Readiness (Self-Paced)

This is a somewhat abbreviated version of the full-year Logic 1 class intended for new students who need to shore up their foundation in logic before moving on to Logic 2. Students will study forms of correct thinking, using traditional Aristotelian tools such as formal proofs and truth tables. Students will also be conversant in […]

Section: Humanities, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Spanish

Advanced Placement® Spanish is a college-level Spanish course that is designed for students who intend to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. The course will be equivalent to a third-year college level Spanish course and will be conducted entirely in Spanish. The course will emphasize the functional usage of students’ reading, writing, listening […]

Section: AP Courses, Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Physics 1 (Honors)

This is a rigorous physical science course intended for accelerated 9th grade students who have already completed Algebra I and are motivated toward honors-level study in science and mathematics. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a student will be able to develop a mastery of the […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry

This is a complete first-year high school chemistry course. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties of, and interactions between, different types of matter. Students will understand fundamental concepts concerning atoms, elements, and compounds. They will also comprehend the trends within the periodic table and how the atomic structure of elements affects […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Grammar Level Latin C

Grammar Latin C is the final Latin primer course for grammar school students, and when students have finished this course, they are well-prepared for Secondary Latin 1. Students will review previously taught concepts and study the fourth verb conjugation, the fourth and fifth noun declensions, three tenses, adjectives, and adverbs while continuing to build and […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Rhetoric 2 Readiness (Self-Paced)

This Rhetoric 2 Readiness Self-Paced course introduces students to the central concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric which will be necessary for advancing on to Rhetoric 2/Senior Thesis.  This course draws primarily from Aristotle’s seminal work, Rhetoric, as well as from various places in scripture and introduces students to a distinctively Christian understanding of the rhetorical discipline.  This course will […]

Section: Humanities, Summer   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry (Honors/Pre-AP)

This is an accelerated first-year chemistry course designed for students who have demonstrated an aptitude and enthusiasm for studying science. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties of, and interactions between, different types of matter. Students will understand fundamental concepts concerning atoms, elements, and compounds. They will also comprehend the trends within […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

French 1

In French I, students begin to understand French and to start expressing themselves in French by building a strong foundation of grammar and vocabulary. Students will explore the culture of French-speaking countries through exposure to artists, writers, and current events that will help bring their studies to life. They will also be exposed to the […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Chemistry

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation and is designed to be the equivalent of a first year college level general chemistry. A student in this course will expand on material mastered in a prior high school chemistry course to deepen their understanding of atomic structure, intermolecular […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from physics and chemistry to equip grade 7 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include matter and atomic theory, energy, forces and motion, waves, sounds and light, electricity and magnetism, types of substances, compounds and chemical reactions. Students will learn a mastery based approach for […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Biology

This introductory course in biology is taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology. Students study the nature of life and the chemical basis of living cells as well as cell structure, function, division and genetics. An overview of the five kingdoms is presented, and students consider representative organisms from each kingdom and their ecological […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

French 2

This intermediate French course builds on the grammar foundation laid in French 1. It will focus on the logical and analytical aspects of effective communication and proper use of more complex French grammatical structures. Students will continue to be exposed to the history and geography of French-speaking countries and to different artists, writers, and current […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology (Honors)

Honors Biology is designed for students who have a foundation in Physics and Chemistry and who are eager to apply that knowledge to the study of Biology. Students will learn basic biochemistry and its applications to cellular structure and function. Ultimately, students will gain a wonder and appreciation for the similarities and differences between organisms […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Introduction to Biology

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from biology to equip grade 8 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include cellular biology, genetics, microorganisms, fungi, plants, animals, and human organ systems. Students will carry out regular lab activities. Although students will not be required to submit formal lab reports, they will practice […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

AP Biology

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation. It is a rigorous course and is recommended for high school juniors and seniors who have already completed a pre-AP level of biology. Students will learn to think scientifically, design experiments and draw connections between biology and other disciplines. The […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

French 3

This advanced French course will build a more natural rhetorical grasp of the language. The goal of this course is to give the students as many opportunities as possible to practice the communication skills that they have built in French 1 and 2. This course is taught almost entirely in French, and students are continually […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Physics

Formerly taught as Physics 2 (Honors), this class will include work designed specifically as preparation for the AP® Physics exam beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. It remains an honors-level college preparatory class in Physics and will prepare students for success in their pursuit of science, engineering, or math at the college level. Students should […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

The Great Conversation 1

Students engage the Great Conversation at its beginning by learning some of the earliest and most beautiful stories ever written, along with the major events and ideas of ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome. Along with several Bible books, students will study the work of Homer, Herodotus, Livy, Virgil and others. The course also includes […]

French 4

This advanced French course will build a more natural rhetorical grasp of the language. The goal of this course is to give the students as many opportunities as possible to practice the communication skills that they have built in French 1, 2, and 3. This course is taught almost entirely in French, and students are […]

Section: Languages   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Rhetoric 1

Both Rhetoric courses carry the honors designation. Rhetoric I introduces students to the concepts and practical principles of the ancient art of rhetoric, the third part of the classical Trivium. Drawn largely from Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria, the course trains students in using and applying the classical rhetorical canons to a variety of spoken and written […]

Section: Composition, Humanities   |   School: School of Rhetoric