Upper School Curriculum

The Upper School curriculum will prepare every student for college level studies.

Graduation requirements include:
Four years of  English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religion
Three years of a Modern Foreign Language and Social Science
Two years of Latin and Computer Science.

Electives (*) are available in the senior year of Upper School when students have completed most of their requirements. Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses fulfill graduation requirements and provide the opportunity to earn college credit.  Each class meets at a different time each day. Students enjoy a varying schedule, rather than a repeating daily routine. Small class sizes allow for ample student-teacher interaction during class.

9th Grade

Religion – Intro to the Bible and Survey of the Catholic Faith

English – Intro to Literary Genres, SAT Preparation

Social Science – World Cultures: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

Mathematics – Algebra I, Advanced Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Science – Biology I

Foreign Language – Latin I, French/German/Spanish I, Spanish II, Latin III

Computer Science/ Fine Arts (elective choice) – Computer Concepts including networking and a refresher on the MSN Office Suite of products / or Studio Art

Study Skills

Physical Education – Classes cover health & fitness training, as well as instruction in various sports & activities.

Field Education –  Gettysburg, PA and Baltimore, MD

Music – Extracurricular activities with the opportunity to earn academic credit: the Choral Tide, Choral Reef, and Jazz Ensemble.

School Retreat – Each year the High School conducts a spiritual retreat.

10th Grade

Religion – Catholic Church History

English – British Literature and Composition, SAT Preparation

Social Science – Modern European History, AP European History,  AP Geography

Mathematics – Geometry, Algebra II, or  Pre-Calculus

Science – Human Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology

Foreign Language – Latin II(for 9th Grade transfer students),  French/German/Spanish II, Spanish III

Physical Education – Classes cover health & fitness training, as well as instruction in various sports & activities.

Music – Extracurricular activities with the opportunity to earn academic credit: the Choral Tide, Choral Reef, and Jazz Ensemble.

Field Education – Visit to Richmond, VA

School Retreat – Each year the High School conducts a spiritual retreat.

11th Grade

Religion – Catholic Faith & Morality

English – American Literature & Composition, AP Language & Composition

Social Science – U.S. History, AP U.S. History

Mathematics – Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB

Science – Physics, AP Physics B

Foreign Language – French/German/Spanish III/AP Spanish Language

Computer Science – Introduction to Programming using VB6 and VB10

Physical Education – Classes cover health & fitness training, as well as instruction in various sports & activities.

Music – Extracurricular activities with the opportunity to earn academic credit: the Choral Tide, Choral Reef, and Jazz Ensemble.

Field Education – See historical points in Williamsburg, VA

School Retreat – Each year the High School conducts a spiritual retreat.

12th Grade

Religion – Catholic Apologetics & Catholic Christian Lifestyles

English – College-Level World Literature, AP Literature and Composition, Classical Literature in Translation, Public Speaking, Screenwriting, Journalism

Social Science – AP U.S. Government and Politics

Mathematics – Accounring, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

Science – Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C, AP Environmental Science

Foreign Language – AP French/German/Spanish, Italian 1

Computer Science – AP Computer Science- JAVA

Music – Extracurricular activities with the opportunity to earn academic credit: the Choral Tide, Choral Reef, and Jazz Ensemble.

Physical Education – Classes cover health & fitness training, as well as instruction in various sports & activities.

Field Education – Trip to Naples, Florida

School Retreat – Each year the High School conducts a spiritual retreat.  The upperclassmen stay overnight.

Classes starting with an AP are college level classes which can be taken to earn college credit.