As students mature in their junior year, they ask "why" in a new way, wanting to know the intentions behind acts and institutions in order to define their relationship to the world around them.
In English, students hone their research skills and sharpen their critical thinking. A unit on cultural identities asks who we are as Americans. In botany, students look at why plants differentiate as they do.
Main Lesson Blocks
Mathematics: Projective Geometry
History: U.S. History: Cultural Identities; U.S. History: Expansion & Imperialism; World War I; Middle Ages; History through Music
Science: Botany; Atomic Chemistry; Astronomy; Motors, Electricity & Magnetism
Continuous Track Classes
English: Shakespeare; Romantic poets: literary criticism; emphasis on critical thinking, research skills.
Mathematics: Algebra II; trigonometry; pre-calculus
Foreign Language: Spanish or German
Music: Choir, Orchestra, Handbells, Jazz Band, Guitar, African Drumming
Movement: Eurythmy; Physical Education
Fine Art: Painting; sculpture
Applied Art: Blacksmithing; Book Arts II