Students will engage with the stories of the Bible and the Christian faith through Godly Play.
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Three year olds build a solid foundation of the Spanish language by learning the basic vocabulary of the Spanish Circle Time.
Students practice their learned vocabulary and create simple sentences.
Pre-K Math focuses on developing an understanding and mastering skills in basic math concepts
The Language Arts Curriculum promotes a love for language and reading.
The Bridge Kindergarten science curriculum focuses on developing students' curiosity for exploring nature and cause and effect.
Students work individually and in groups to engage in higher level math skills such as using ten frames, subitizing groups up to 10, adding and subtracting, and comparing and measuring using rulers, strings and other manipulatives.
Through various curriculum apps such as Letterland Phonics and Building Blocks Math, students use tablets and videos to enhance their knowledge of letters, letter sounds, letter formations and mathematical competencies including numbers 0-20, sequencing, comparing, sorting, graphing, and two and three dimensional shapes.
Exploring multiculturalism and inclusiveness, students learn about ethnicity and numerous cultures through books, music, interactive play with others, engaging in cooking projects with diverse foods, sharing family stories and photos.
Students expand their vocabulary acquired through the previous years while learning the additional vocabulary topics of verbs/actions, clothing items and parts of the body.
Students build a strong Spanish foundation in interpersonal communication skills of listening and speaking by learning basic vocabulary and proper pronunciation.
Students build a strong foundation of letter identification, sounds and shapes through Letterland.
Kindergarteners will learn how to reason, solve problems, and create a strong number sense foundation through modeling and using manipulatives.
Students question, explore, and investigate the learning targets with art, hands-on activities, and real-life experiences.
Students are engrossed in the study of themselves, their families, their school, and community.
There is an intentional focus on the use of reading strategies and comprehension skills to help build independent readers.
First graders experience a well-balanced blend of history and citizenship education as they learn about traditions and early Texas events as well as how to become a participating member of society.
Students learn the Spanish alphabet while adding the additional vocabulary topics of the human body, shapes and animals.
Focusing on patterns and life cycles, students examine a variety of topics ranging from the physical science of waves to the movement of stars, to hatching chicken eggs and growing bean seeds.
First graders learn several strategies to add and subtract basic numbers, explore place value to the hundreds, and are introduced to double-digit addition and subtraction.
Student will become analytical problem solvers who can apply the skills they’ve learned to find accurate solutions.
Students will build deeper scientific knowledge and make real-world scientific connections through the integration of hands-on inquiry, technology, collaborative learning, reading, and research.
Students will continue to develop word recognition to become accurate, fluent readers.
Students continue to practice and develop proficiency through simple storylines, as well as, expand their vocabulary acquired through the previous years.
Students are able to read, write, listen and speak using basic Spanish expressions and questions through comprehensive input.
We focus on communities, what makes a community, and how communities change over time.
Students develop into independent readers by improving their fluency and developing more complex reading strategies.
Third Grade science develops big ideas and provides depth of understanding in life, earth, and physical science.
Students will become proficient in the following domains: operations and algebraic thinking, fractions, measurement and data, and geometry.
Students focus on an overview of the entirety of the Holy Bible.
This course is a study of many traditions of the Christian Faith.
Students advance in the Spanish language by engaging in dialogues.
Students examine the history of Texas from the early beginnings to the present within the context of influences of North America.
Students explore the physical world and changes to the land caused by weather and time.
Students develop operations and algebraic thinking by using the four operations with whole numbers and generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.
Students study the different genres by reading novels and creating visual representations.
This course is a study of the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.
Students are exposed to various genres of literature with a focus on comprehension, critical thinking, character analysis and understanding of literary devices.
The introduction of new vocabulary and language structures deepen the students’ understanding of the Spanish language and their ability to communicate effectively at a higher level.
Fifth graders will develop the ability to ask scientific questions and develop reasonable explanations to their hypotheses based on their observations.
Sixth graders look at the life of Jesus as told through the four Gospels in the Christian New Testament.
Seventh Grade Religion takes an in-depth look at the books that make up the majority of the New Testament, the Epistles.
Eighth Grade Religion investigates the core beliefs of the Christian tradition by reading Alister McGrath’s book titled, “I Believe.”
This semester-long course focuses on the basic elements and principles of art while incorporating art history, appreciation, and self expression.
This course is designed to be a progression from beginner level art.
A yearlong course for a more in-depth study of the elements and principles of art with a greater emphasis on technique and overall composition.
Students in this course will learn the basics of an instrument, how to read music, and play various musical styles with your fellow students.
This class introduces advanced techniques, more challenging music, and a deeper dive into music.
This one-semester course focuses on storytelling.
Students in this course will develop an understanding of the history of theatre, and how performances have changed over the centuries.
Students will focus on vocal and physical choices that make a solid performance.
The main area of study is Earth Science, gaining knowledge of processes that shape the earth and affect our daily lives.
Focusing on topics related to Earth and Space, students explore the interconnections between land, ocean, atmosphere and outer space.
Students study several time periods, beginning with Westward Expansion and the Civil War and finishing in the present.
Students identify varying geographical locations and features around the world, and the history of these civilizations.
Eighth graders explore the Medieval World after the fall of the Roman Empire through the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation.
Students begin to build basic vocabulary necessary to navigate the Spanish classroom.
Students continue to work in the present tense while adding irregular verbs.
More complex grammar is added such as reflexive verbs and working in the past tense.
An introductory Latin course for seventh graders, students build fundamental language arts skills with English as they begin their study of the ancient language.
Eighth graders in Latin 8 build depth with their grammatical knowledge in both English and Latin.
A course designed for students who join the Middle School in Eighth Grade who haven't taken the Latin 7 course.
Fundamentals of Pre-Algebra is an intermediate course between sixth grade mathematics and Pre-Algebra.
Students will delve into essential operations with integers, fractions, decimals, and percents.
Geometry introduces the study of points, segments, triangles, polygons, circles and their associated relationships as a mathematical system.
Algebra 1 prepares students for Upper School mathematics.
While reading comprehension skills are a priority, students also begin to develop their analytical skills through the practice of close reading and annotation.
This course focuses on developing critical thinking and writing skills, using as literary inspiration Greek mythology, the Iliad and Odyssey, as well as novels and poetry.
This course further develops academic writing skills with a focus on short papers leading up to a research paper.
Students explore average rates of change in real world situations and then use limits to compute and apply instantaneous rates of change.
Students explore patterns in data, learn to recognize different types of bias in studies and experiments and the difference between statistical and practical significance.
Freshman students will grasp a better understanding of the major events that impacted the western world from the sixteenth century to the present.
World History focuses on broadening students’ understanding of global perspectives and cultures different than their own.
This is a year-long, challenging survey chronicle that begins with a discussion of North America’s earliest inhabitants and concludes with the United States’ current role in the ever-increasing political, social, and economic globalization of our world.
AP U.S. History is the equivalent of a two-semester, college-level survey course that will provide students with the analytic skills and factual knowledge required to deal critically with the problems and challenges of U.S. History, from the earliest inhabitants of North America through the current political, social, and economic globalization of our world today.
This course is a senior-level overview of the U.S. government.
Students will examine the United States’ military heritage from the colonial period to present time.
Entrepreneurship students will learn collaborative problem solving, design thinking, research and presentation skills through their work with local and national entrepreneurs.
This is a one-semester elective course designed to provide students with a general understanding of Far Eastern history, with particular emphasis on China and Japan.
The Psychology course will cover an array of topics, including the biology of the brain, social psychology, research methods, and more.
Students learn to read, listen and understand the language.
This course focuses on the 1980s through 2010 U.S. history and culture with a focus on politics, diplomacy, and advancements made in science and human rights.
Students continue to improve their fluency in the present tense and begin to narrate in the past.
Students continue to improve their fluency, especially when discussing actions in the past and future.
Students are able to express more complex thoughts and ideas as they are introduced to advanced tenses and grammar concepts.
Students are able to understand, analyze, and compare various works of literature from different time periods and countries in the Spanish-speaking world.
Upon completion of this course, students demonstrate understanding of diverse cultures, incorporate interdisciplinary topics, make comparisons between languages and cultures, and use Spanish in real-life settings.
Students deepen their understanding of the language by communicating on a variety of topics including, marketing, finance and investments, and economics.
In the ¡Vamos al Cine! Course, students continue their study by exploring the Spanish language and culture through cortometrajes, films, and documentaries.
In Introduction to Spanish Translation and Interpretation, students continue their study by exploring the Spanish language and culture through the lens of translation.
This course is meant to improve your communication skills through the examination and discussion of current events.
Students further their language studies through scenarios that they might encounter if they were to go to Japan (shopping, ordering at a restaurant, staying with a host family, etc).
Students begin to read, write, listen, and speak in Japanese, as well as appreciate the culture.
This course continues the study of Latin by building on students’ vocabulary, looking into more complex grammatical structures, and developing reading and translating skills.
This class begins the presentation of the Latin language primarily through reading.
Students further develop their understanding of the Latin language, building on vocabulary, grammar, reading skills, rhetorical devices, writing style, content, and the context of the passages and authors studied.
This course introduces students to the reading of real Latin texts written by ancient Roman authors.
This course follows the AP Latin curriculum set by the College Board with a view towards preparing students to take the AP Latin examination in the spring.
This course broadly surveys the canonical mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, focusing especially on issues of culture and history in addition to philosophical and social questions raised by the myths.
This course broadly surveys the canonical literature of Ancient Greece and Rome.
This class begins the presentation of classical Attic Greek primarily through reading.
Students continue the study of Greek by building vocabulary, looking into more complex grammatical structures, and developing reading and translating skills.
English II emphasises the development of voice in written expression.
The English 1 classes introduce students to the academic practice of creating and discovering meaning in engagement with complex, multi-genre texts, primarily through thematic and formal analysis.
English IV exposes students to a wide range of literary genres including fiction, short stories and drama in order to gain a global perspective and appreciation of the relevancy of the written word from any time period.
The English III classes focus on developing an understanding of more challenging and diverse literary texts.
AP Language and Composition focuses primarily on the development of the use of rhetoric.
The AP Literature and Composition course will prepare students for a lifelong relationship with the written word.
Honors College World History delves into thematic global issues in the Post WWII era.
Honors College English 1: Inquiry and Analysis is an interdisciplinary course in which students will both study and practice the Humanities as a collaborative discipline that allows them to create products (texts, experiences, outcomes) that address not only classroom concerns but events and issues at work in the larger world.
Junior Honors Thesis prompts students to pursue scholarly inquiry about a topic or issue of personal interest.
Capstone Design builds on the Junior Honors Thesis program by providing students an opportunity to conduct extensive empathy work and partner with a local or national organization that aligns with their personal interests.
The band serves as the fall marching band and as a spring concert band.
The group is primarily made up of singers, guitarists, drummers, and pianists, but all instruments and voice types are welcome
This course is designed for students who want to have a deeper understanding of how western music functions.
This is a Fine Arts course for those students with little experience who want to get a start on the basics.
This course concentrates on stimulating creative and abstract thinking through drawing and painting.
This course concentrates on building fundamental drawing and painting skills through application of techniques and exploring a variety of media.
This class concentrates on intensifying the creative experience through advanced abstract as well as traditional media work, technical skill and artistic style.
This is an entry-level class for students who want to learn the basics of using a DSLR camera to take quality photographs.
In this course students learn the basics of graphic design, photography, and copywriting as well as Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software programs used in the production of the yearbook.
This is an advanced level class for students who want to take their photographic skills to the next level.
This semester-long course explores the commercial aspects of art.
This yearlong course focuses on creating a cohesive portfolio for students to submit for AP College Board Adjudication.
Drama I, a yearlong course, is a basic introductory course to the US Drama program.
In this yearlong course, we will survey and analyze cinema including history, film techniques, production procedures, selected motion pictures and cinema’s impact on and reflection of society.
Drama II, a yearlong course, is an advanced level course to the Drama program.
Drama III/IV, a yearlong course, is the most advanced class in the Drama program.
There will be coaching involving singing and dance, and will focus on creating a character through song and dance, and how to best convey the story while performing musical theatre.
Technical Theatre is an introduction to understanding, designing, crafting and execution of theatrical productions.
AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course.
AP Environmental Science is designed to engage students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships within the natural world.
Forensics introduces the application of scientific investigation and analysis of crime scenes that can be used in a court of law.
This project-based course focuses on the individual body systems as well as how each pertains to the subsequent running and maintenance of the human body as an organism.
Students engage in investigating how the human body works from the perspectives of both biology and physics, and exploring the intersections and synergy between these two fields.
The course centers on contemporary topics in biology and biotechnology including microbiology, pathology, and genetic technologies.
Students apply critical and logical thinking to formulate scientific questions which guide investigations.
Students explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.
This is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course.
Students will develop critical thinking skills in regard to main theological themes in Christian traditions and wrestle with ethical application of those concepts to current life.
Students will develop reading skills in relation to biblical texts.
Students will learn the broad contours of Christian intellectual history.
This course explores the diversity of religious expression in and around Asia with the goal of fostering intellectual and personal empathy towards people and intellectual traditions.
This course explores the diversity of religious expression of the religions that trace their history back to Abraham with the goal of fostering intellectual and personal empathy towards people and intellectual traditions.
Students ask age old questions about justice, virtue, and morality as they investigate the major philosophical traditions of moral thought and practice.
Age-appropriate development of both gross motor skills, teamwork and sport-specific skill instruction.
Students in this Life Science class study various living things, their structure and function, and how they interact with each other and their environment.
Algebra I involves the study of algebraic expressions, real number operations, equations, including multi-step and with variables on both sides, and inequalities with the same characteristics.
This course is an investigation into Euclidean Geometry using customary and discovery approaches.
Algebra builds on the math students have learned up through Geometry and extends those concepts in depth to number systems, radical expressions, imaginary numbers, polynomials, matrices, logarithms, and functions.
Emphasis is placed on rules of exponents, order of operations and factoring.
This course will begin with a basic review of concepts from Algebra II and then will continue to enhance algebraic skills.
Students will study limits of functions, derivatives, and integrals.
Students will study all of the topics covered in AP Calculus AB with the addition of eight topics.
The course consists of both descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on statistical literacy and the development of statistical thinking.
This course emphasizes biology as "a way of knowing."
The course has two main parts, first being differential calculus for functions of two or more variables.
This is an in-depth study of matter, its composition and the changes it undergoes.
The goal of the course is to help the student develop a conceptual framework for modern chemistry by addressing certain themes, including science as a process, the relationship of structure and properties, chemical reactions, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, reaction kinetics, acid-base and buffer systems, and electrochemistry.
This course is designed to introduce students to the study of birds. Students will learn the anatomical structure, behavioral habits and migratory patterns of several species, including many species native to North Texas.
Students focus on current environmental issues in order to better understand the consequences of human activity on natural systems.
Engaging students in authentic engineering practices and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind.
Students will learn how the medical field directly relates to sports and the common injuries involved.
Students will participate in the design, building and racing of a solar powered electric car in order to participate in the Solar Car Challenge during the summer.
Students utilize and apply engineering principles in order to design, construct, and test a Human powered model of a Lunar Rover.
Students are challenged to think critically in order to not only prepare for the test but to also begin the transition into becoming voting adults.
This course will concern itself with the at times seemingly magical ability of the written word to discover and convey the depths of our individual and collective lives.
This course will examine both the rich literary history and the specific compositional techniques of sports journalism.
This course will explore the cinema of a major film-producing country.
This course will survey language, in the broadest sense of the word, as a system of communication with a focus on media and advertising.
This course emphasizes the development of debating skills that may be used in the formal debate context as well as life situations.
From the poets of old to the contemporary music scene, poetry is used to convey the ambiguity, complexity, and emotion of the human experience.
This class is to build on solid fundamental skills in ‘Advanced’ English so that students can increase their confidence in English conversations, read longer texts and broaden skills in writing to communicate.
This class is to provide personalized and rigorous support for international students who need development in several key areas of their English language skills.
In this course, students will further develop their skills in academic writing and advanced reading by engaging with college-level texts.
Mobile applications are becoming increasingly important to our consumption of media, news, social interaction, games, and learning.
This course is an introduction to the use and creation of virtual and augmented realities.
AP Computer Science A teaches students computer science through programming.
In this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines,
The Women’s Choir will sing advanced SSA and SSAA music, sight-read at an honors level, and continue the study of advanced music theory and music history.
This choir is a mixed ensemble of men and women.
The Noteworthy Saints, All Saints’ Show Choir, will sing, dance, and present shows on stage.
Repertoire includes traditional choral music and music of all periods and genres.
This course gives students the opportunity to create original films from story to screen.
This is an advanced course in all aspects of filmmaking. Students will produce short films in both the narrative cinema and documentary genres.
Three-Year-Old Classes engage in hands-on science activities with the goal of laying the foundation of science concepts.
Pre-Kindergarten science emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.
The phonics based curriculum, Letterland, is used in Early Childhood and promotes learning of letters and letter sounds through story-based characters.
Letterland, a phonics based curriculum, is used in Pre-K classrooms and encompasses phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting. Students practice writing and recognizing lower and upper case letter, as well as letter sounds.
Students develop foundational math skills through hands-on, multisensory, engaging and fun lessons and activities.
Early Childhood students participate in enrichment classes throughout the week that encourage children to explore a variety of activities outside of their classroom.
Middle School students have various electives to choose from, including Fine Arts selections, STEM-related courses, and humanity classes.
In 5th Grade history, students focus on Early American history from exploration and colonization through Manifest Destiny and westward expansion.
Choir may be taken all year or by semester.
As students continue to hone in on their study skills and their learning style, students will learn additional techniques and incorporate them into their work through this class.
Leadership focuses on leadership, peer relationships, problem-solving, goal setting and public speaking.
The All Saints' Curriculum Foundation
Established in 1997 by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, The All Saints' Curriculum Foundation is celebrated for honoring classical tenets through the development of distinctive programs within our History and Classics departments, as well as fostering a community-wide appreciation for our School's intellectual heritage. The Foundation’s purpose is to support the School in the development of an interdisciplinary teaching approach to the political, artistic, literary and philosophical achievement of Western Civilization.
We believe the Curriculum Foundation has propelled All Saints' to a position as a nationwide leader in excellent integrative education, built something important and lasting for our community, and truly enriched the lives of our students. We are forever grateful to the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation for their gracious gift that has helped shape All Saints' and inspired our School to reach even higher.