The Secondary School provides a challenging, world-class academic curriculum, delivered within a program that seeks to address the social and emotional needs of the students. Personal responsibility of one’s own learning is stressed at all levels. Every student takes the core academic classes of English, math and social studies, science and Spanish. Physical education classes for grades seven through nine meet on a daily basis. In addition, all students in grades seven and eight take elective courses including health and computer programming, as well as opting for classes that include foreign languages, journalism, and current events.
For grades nine through twelve, students follow a college preparatory curriculum enriched by electives and advanced placement courses. Over 20 advanced placement courses are usually offered including English Literature, Spanish Literature, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus AB & BC,
Psychology, French, Italian, Studio Art, United States History, European History, and US Government & Politics. Elective courses usually offered include Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Marine Biology, Computer Programming, Environmental Science, Visual Arts, French, Italian, Theater, Introduction to Economics, and Journalism.