High School Curriculum Chart

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All High School Grades

9th-12th Grade track classes (offered by skill level) include Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, 
Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1–3

Spanish 1–5 track classes offered by skill level.

Each high school year includes choral and instrumental music, Eurythmy, Wellness & service learning, 
and PE.

Grade 9

English/Literature: tragedy-comedy, mythology, the novel, grammar, essay writing. Drama: improvisation. Mathematics: All 9th Grade students—counting theory. Science: physics (thermodynamics), chemistry (organic), biology (anatomy), geology. U.S. History: Revolutionary War (class trip to Boston). World History: Latin America, Revolutions, history of art. Visual arts: black-and-white drawing, clay, historical drawing, basketry, woodworking.

Grade 10

English/Literature: Greece and the Odyssey, poetry, novel (Grapes of Wrath), the analytical essay, writing lab. Drama: 10th Grade play. Mathematics: conics sections. Science: physics (mechanics), chemistry (acids and bases), biology (physiology). U.S. History: civics. World History: ancient civilizations, world religions. Visual arts: watercolor painting, clay instruments, weaving, woodworking. U.S. History: civics. World History: ancient civilizations, world religions. Arts/Crafts: watercolor painting, clay instruments, weaving, woodworking.

Grade 11

English/Literature: Dante’s Inferno, Shakespeare, 
Parzival, eco-literature. Drama: Shakespeare monologues. Mathematics: projective geometry. Science: physics (electricity and magnetism), chemistry (atomic theory and periodic table), biology (botany and cell biology). U.S. History: Colonial period to World War I. World History: Rome to Renaissance, historical geography of Africa and the Middle East, music history. Visual arts: portrait drawing, veil painting, clay portraits, coppersmithing, book arts.

Grade 12

English/Literature: Russian literature (19th and 20th century), world literature, Transcendentalism, critical reading and analysis. Drama: senior play. Science: physics (optics), chemistry (biochemistry), biology (zoology), astronomy. U.S. History: WWI to present. World History: economics, symptomatology, history of architecture. Visual arts: stone sculpture, figure drawing, acrylic painting, textiles, architectural model building. Senior Project: independent, year-long explorations of individually selected topics. 
Written and oral presentation.

Nursery & Kindergarten
Nourish the magic of childhood with nurturing play-based programs.
Grades 1–5
Explore the academic and imaginative journey through the elementary grades.
Grades 6–8
Engage the challenging and experiential curriculum of middle school.
Grades 9–12
Discover the academic and artistic rigor of our high school.

When I look at the world we live in, I see that all subjects are connected and weave our reality into a cohesive whole. I could look at a tree mathematically with the Fibonacci sequence, I could write a poem about the same tree, I could study the carbon sequestration capabilities and from all of those angles appreciate its value.

Laila Waheed

Class of 2011, Waldorf School of the Peninsula