Pursuing a classical liberal arts and sciences education, our students gain the knowledge, 技能, and intangibles needed for college success. We invite you to explore our course offerings by department below.
The 数学ematics Department at 九游会体育官网 prides itself in offering courses designed to appropriately challenge all students. 从 代数我 all the way through post-AP offerings, our goal is to develop creative problem solvers by encouraging students to appreciate and to embrace mathematical thinking. 在每个教室, students will learn to work successfully in individual and cooperative situations. Our curriculum is designed to help students strengthen their reasoning ability and appropriate usage of technology in learning content. Students new to Saint James will enroll in the appropriate level of mathematics based on previous coursework, 建议, and completion of a placement test.
The 科学 Department engages and challenges students to develop a body of knowledge and processes that enable them to understand the natural world. Scientific background and 技能 are taught to allow students to develop scientific literacy while actively involving them in qualitative and quantitative problem-solving. The laboratory, which is an important part of inquiry, fosters both 技能 and knowledge. Students are encouraged to ask questions and conduct experiments in order to understand the natural world. Students design investigations, engage in scientific reasoning, 操作设备, 记录数据, 利用技术, 分析结果, 并讨论结果.
The 英语 Department strives to create a community of readers, 作家, and thinkers who appreciate the challenges of expository writing, the process of discovery in close reading of poetry, 小说, 和非小说, and the importance of finding the right words to successfully debate and explore 的想法 in a welcoming and lively classroom setting. Our curriculum is designed to build and enhance a richer and deeper understanding of the craft that goes into effective writing and discussion. Each form examines an overarching idea that guides the literature selections, and each form experiences a wide variety of artists and narrative voices.
历史系的学生, Religion and 社会科学 Department learn about significant events, 的想法, 和历史人物. 他们批判阅读, 分析, and reflectively from several sources and write re搜索 papers and essays on the issues and trends they study. By engaging in daily discussions, students form their own opinions about the past and its relevance to today’s world and their own lives.
The 美术—visual and performing—are recognized as rich opportunities for students to appreciate 音乐, 戏剧, 画, 还有视觉艺术, as well as to discover or polish their own artistic expression. The 美术 Department offers elective courses in 音乐 and Art. The Saint James Mummers’ Society performs several 戏剧 productions each year. Students in the Second Form take art and 戏剧 for one trimester each; students in Third through Sixth Forms choose art, dance and 音乐 as electives.
Most students at Saint James begin their study of foreign language in the Second Form by taking Latin. Upon entering the Third Form, students may continue their study of Latin, or they may begin a modern language, 西班牙语或法语. The language program stimulates interest in other cultures and their literature, history, and values. Students are required to complete a minimum of three years of language study (in one language), which provides a sound grammatical foundation and prepares students for college-level work. 课程 are offered from Level I through Advanced Placement.