Sequence of Study

The Academy operates on a 16-week semester system. Most courses are yearlong, one-credit classes, though some are completed in one semester with an equivalent number of classroom hours. Because Humanities includes both English and History, students earn two credits. Half-credit courses meet for the full amount of weekly classroom hours but for only one semester. Students earn a minimum of 5 credits per year.

The following examples represent typical course enrollments for each grade, by year.  Click on course names to view a description.

English History Science Math Language Fine Arts &
Electives
Studio Blocks
Grade 6 Self and Society  Civics Life Science Pre-Algebra I Introduction to Latin Foundations in Art 6
AND
Foundations in Music
Grade 7  Voices of Literature New England History  Climate Connections Pre-Algebra II Introduction to Languages Foundations in Art 7
AND
Foundations in Music
Grade 8 Elements in Literature Ancient World History Physical Science
AND
Health and the Human Body
Algebra Spanish I,
or French I
Foundations in Art 8
Grade 9 World Cultures I  Biology Geometry Latin I
AND

Spanish II,
French II
 or online language
Photography

Practice of Painting

Sound Recording

Grade 10 World Cultures II  Chemistry Algebra II Latin II,
Spanish III,
French III,
or online langauge
Photography

Practice of Painting

Sound Recording

Grade 11  American Studies Physics
OR
Environmental Science
Pre-Calculus
OR

Statistics
Latin III,
Spanish IV,
French IV,
or online language
Photography

Practice of Painting

Sound Recording

online elective

Grade 12 Senior Humanities Advanced Physics
OR
Environmental Science
Calculus
OR

Statistics
Latin IV,
Spanish V,
French V,

or online language*
 O tempora!
O mores!

Photography 

Practice of Painting

Sound Recording

online elective

*Not required, but highly recommended

Senior School Graduation Requirements

  • Four years of Humanities (interdisciplinary English and History)
  • Four years of Laboratory Science
  • Four years of Mathematics
  • Three years of a world language
  • Senior Independent Project
  • Latin I