High School Curriculum Chart

All High School Grades

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

Spanish 1–5 track classes offered by skill level, including poetry & literature.

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

Grade 12

Literature: world literature, comparative literature, self-determinism. 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, clay portraits, expressionism, environmental art. Senior Project: independent, year-long explorations of individually selected topics. Written and oral senior project presentation. Overnight field trip: selected by students and class advisors.

Grade 11

Literature: film studies, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Parzival, Shakespeare. Drama: Shakespeare. Mathematics: projective geometry. Science: physics (electricity and magnetism), chemistry (atomic), biology (botany and cell biology). History: history through music, medieval history, civics, government, media literacy. Visual arts: impressionism, portrait drawing, clay figures, jewelry making, book arts. Overnight field trip: Wilderness (including solo excursion).

Grade 10

Literature: poetry, historical fiction, mythology, cultural perspectives, rhetoric. Drama: class play. Mathematics: conics sections. Science: physics (mechanics), chemistry (inorganic), biology (developmental biology). History: ancient civilizations, biography.  Visual arts: watercolor painting, clay animals, pastels, coppersmithing. Overnight field trip: Service Learning.

Grade 9

Literature: novel, composition, grammar. Drama: comedy and tragedy. Mathematics: All ninth grade students—permutations and combinations. Science: physics (thermal physics), chemistry (organic), biology (anatomy), geology. History: Indigenous history, revolutions, history through art. Visual arts: black-and-white drawing, clay vessels, descriptive geometry, blacksmithing. Overnight field trip: Agriculture and Geology.

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