This course concentrates on building fundamental drawing and painting skills through application of techniques and exploring a variety of media.
Upper School Curriculum
This course concentrates on stimulating creative and abstract thinking through drawing and painting.
This class concentrates on intensifying the creative experience through advanced abstract as well as traditional media work, technical skill and artistic style.
This choir is a mixed ensemble of men and women.
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.
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.
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.
This yearlong course focuses on creating a cohesive portfolio for students to submit for AP College Board Adjudication.
AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course.
Students will study limits of functions, derivatives, and integrals.
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.
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,
AP Environmental Science is designed to engage students with the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships within the natural world.
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.
AP Language and Composition focuses primarily on the development of the use of rhetoric.
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.
The AP Literature and Composition course will prepare students for a lifelong relationship with the written word.
This course is designed for students who want to have a deeper understanding of how western music functions.
This is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course.
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 are able to understand, analyze, and compare various works of literature from different time periods and countries in the Spanish-speaking world.
The course consists of both descriptive and inferential statistics with an emphasis on statistical literacy and the development of statistical thinking.
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 emphasizes biology as "a way of knowing."
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.
Students explore average rates of change in real world situations and then use limits to compute and apply instantaneous rates of change.
This is an in-depth study of matter, its composition and the changes it undergoes.
In the ¡Vamos al Cine! Course, students continue their study by exploring the Spanish language and culture through cortometrajes, films, and documentaries.
This course broadly surveys the canonical literature of Ancient Greece and Rome.
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 will begin with a basic review of concepts from Algebra II and then will continue to enhance algebraic skills.
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.
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 explore the cinema of a major film-producing country.
This course is meant to improve your communication skills through the examination and discussion of current events.
This course emphasizes the development of debating skills that may be used in the formal debate context as well as life situations.
This is an entry-level class for students who want to learn the basics of using a DSLR camera to take quality photographs.
This is an advanced level class for students who want to take their photographic skills to the next level.
Drama I, a yearlong course, is a basic introductory course to the US Drama program.
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.
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.
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.
Students utilize and apply engineering principles in order to design, construct, and test a Human powered model of a Lunar Rover.
Engaging students in authentic engineering practices and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind.
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.
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 II emphasises the development of voice in written expression.
The English III classes focus on developing an understanding of more challenging and diverse literary texts.
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.
Entrepreneurship students will learn collaborative problem solving, design thinking, research and presentation skills through their work with local and national entrepreneurs.
Students focus on current environmental issues in order to better understand the consequences of human activity on natural systems.
This class is to provide personalized and rigorous support for international students who need development in several key areas of their English language skills.
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.
In this course, students will further develop their skills in academic writing and advanced reading by engaging with college-level texts.
Students ask age old questions about justice, virtue, and morality as they investigate the major philosophical traditions of moral thought and practice.
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.
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.
Forensics introduces the application of scientific investigation and analysis of crime scenes that can be used in a court of law.
This is a Fine Arts course for those students with little experience who want to get a start on the basics.
This course is an investigation into Euclidean Geometry using customary and discovery approaches.
This semester-long course explores the commercial aspects of art.
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.
Students will learn the broad contours of Christian intellectual history.
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.
Honors College World History delves into thematic global issues in the Post WWII era.
This course will survey language, in the broadest sense of the word, as a system of communication with a focus on media and advertising.
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.
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.
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.
In Introduction to Spanish Translation and Interpretation, students continue their study by exploring the Spanish language and culture through the lens of translation.
Students will learn how the medical field directly relates to sports and the common injuries involved.
Students begin to read, write, listen, and speak in Japanese, as well as appreciate the culture.
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).
The group is primarily made up of singers, guitarists, drummers, and pianists, but all instruments and voice types are welcome
Junior Honors Thesis prompts students to pursue scholarly inquiry about a topic or issue of personal interest.
This class begins the presentation of the Latin language primarily through reading.
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 course introduces students to the reading of real Latin texts written by ancient Roman authors.
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.
Students explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.
Repertoire includes traditional choral music and music of all periods and genres.
The course has two main parts, first being differential calculus for functions of two or more variables.
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.
Students will develop reading skills in relation to biblical texts.
Freshman students will grasp a better understanding of the major events that impacted the western world from the sixteenth century to the present.
Students apply critical and logical thinking to formulate scientific questions which guide investigations.
From the poets of old to the contemporary music scene, poetry is used to convey the ambiguity, complexity, and emotion of the human experience.
Emphasis is placed on rules of exponents, order of operations and factoring.
The Psychology course will cover an array of topics, including the biology of the brain, social psychology, research methods, and more.
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 Noteworthy Saints, All Saints’ Show Choir, will sing, dance, and present shows on stage.
Students deepen their understanding of the language by communicating on a variety of topics including, marketing, finance and investments, and economics.
Students learn to read, listen and understand the language.
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 explore patterns in data, learn to recognize different types of bias in studies and experiments and the difference between statistical and practical significance.
Technical Theatre is an introduction to understanding, designing, crafting and execution of theatrical productions.
World History focuses on broadening students’ understanding of global perspectives and cultures different than their own.
This course will examine both the rich literary history and the specific compositional techniques of sports journalism.
The course centers on contemporary topics in biology and biotechnology including microbiology, pathology, and genetic technologies.
This course is a senior-level overview of the U.S. government.
The band serves as the fall marching band and as a spring concert band.
Students will examine the United States’ military heritage from the colonial period to present time.
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 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.
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.
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.