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engaging, hands-on and academically rigorous

The High School curriculum emphasizes analytical reading, writing, research, and strong math and science skills, with students taking five to seven courses each semester, many of which would be considered honors-level in a public school system.  For the 2013-2014 academic year students may qualify to attend courses at  Adelphi University during junior and senior years for advanced study. Although we have rigorous course requirements, students also have flexibility in their selections as they progress in their high school careers. With the help of their advisors and their college counselor, students can put together an individualized course of study that will prepare them well for future success.

Students are required to take English each year they are enrolled at the high school. All English courses require extensive reading, writing, and discussion. In math, all students complete geometry and advanced algebra plus at least one more advanced course. Most of our students take four years of math including some level of calculus. Our three science labs enable students to develop a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and physics. All students take three years of history, including Latin American, African and Chinese History in addition to Contemporary Issues and Aesthetics. In foreign languages, we offer French, German, and Spanish at various levels, focusing on reading, writing, speaking, and cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. Foreign Exchange opportunities exist with Waldorf Schools around the world.   A new elective in Mandarin Chinese is now available for those who want exposure to a second language.

Music and art are integral parts of the High School curriculum, with students required to take courses: performance, fine arts, drawing, painting, and drama as well as other selections. Our students exhibit their work and perform frequently throughout the year.

High school students have many opportunities to pursue their interests outside of class. They staff a Model United Nations team, and run many other clubs and organizations. Interscholastic sports are also popular:  (baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball). 

Selected Colleges Attended By Our Graduates

Amherst College

Bard College

Barnard College

Bates College

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brown University

Bucknell University

Carnegie Mellon University

Colby College

Colgate University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Denison University

Duke University

Earlham College

Emory University

Franklin & Marshall College

Georgetown University

Gettysburg College

Grinnell College

Harvard University

Julliard School of Music

Lehigh University

McGill University

Middlebury College

New York University

Oberlin College


Pomona College

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Reed College



Rice University

Skidmore College

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Syracuse University

The College of William & Mary

The Cooper Union

The Johns Hopkins Univ.

Tufts University

United States Military Academy (West Point)

University of California - Berkeley

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University

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