Christ School is a college preparatory school for boys in grades 8-12. At the start and heart of our mission is our charge to prepare our students for success and achievement at leading colleges in the United States. Our curriculum is driven, in large measure, by what the leading colleges in this country want their incoming students to know.
Classes are small but demanding and are built around critical thinking, thorough research, incisive analysis, and good writing. We expect all students to become independent learners, to expand their intellectual curiosity, and to demonstrate improvement and mastery in the difficult material with which they are challenged.
While we offer an interesting and increasing array of electives like Middle Eastern History or Web Design, class offerings are, on the whole, traditional. The curriculum centers on thorough preparation in the areas of English, History, Foreign Language, Math, Science, Religion, Computer Science, and Arts. Each student, working closely with his advisor and the Academic Office, picks a course of study which will challenge him and which is consistent with his intellectual development, previous course work, and his interests.
In addition to semester examinations, student progress and performance are measured by several standardized tests. Standardized writing tests are given at the beginning of the year in English I and II, and end-of-the-year standardized tests are administered in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students also take the ACT, PSAT, SAT I and II, PLAN, and/or Advanced Placement Exams.
Christ School Curriculum Guide revised May 2013 (PDF)
The curriculum guide provides more detailed information about the grading scale, graduation requirements, a sample course of study and course descriptions.