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

Literature: novel, composition. Drama: comedy and tragedy. Mathematics: All ninth grade students—counting theory. Science: physics (thermodynamics), chemistry (organic), biology (anatomy), geology. History: Native American history, revolutions, history through art. Visual arts: black-and-white drawing, clay, historical drawing, basketry, woodworking, copper.

Grade 10

Literature: poetics, historical fiction, mythology, research methods, rhetoric. Drama: class play. Mathematics: conics sections. Science: physics (mechanics), chemistry (acids and bases), biology (physiology). History: US History, ancient civilizations.  Visual arts: watercolor painting, clay instruments, weaving. Arts/Crafts: watercolor painting, clay instruments, weaving, woodworking.

Grade 11

Literature: short story, Parzival, romantic literature, film studies. Drama: Shakespeare. Mathematics: projective geometry. Science: physics (electricity and magnetism), chemistry (atomic theory and periodic table), biology (botany and cell biology). History: US history, history through music, medieval history. Visual arts: portrait drawing, veil painting, clay portraits, coppersmithing, book arts.

Grade 12

Literature: world literature, Transcendentalism, memoir, digital literacy. Drama: senior play. Science: physics (optics), chemistry (biochemistry), biology (zoology), advanced science elective. History: US history, economics, history of consciousness, history through architecture. Visual arts: stone sculpture, figure drawing, acrylic painting, textiles. 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