Seattle’s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Curriculum

Seattle Preparatory School emphasizes not only subject matter but more importantly the process by which one "comes to know". We seek to form students who are life-long critical thinkers, who grow in their understanding of content within a global context rather than fact-finding in isolation, who are called to ask critical questions, and who are ultimately called to act as transformational leaders. Rather than passively receiving information and predefined explanations, students actively engage in the learning process. Teachers actively involve students in the art of learning "how to learn".

Our unique curriculum places an emphasis on collaboration, deep understanding of content, analysis and synthesis, and the ability to apply what is learned in a myriad of challenging situations. At Seattle Prep, reflection and action are key components of the learning experience.

“Seattle Prep taught me how to think, rather than what to think.” – Seattle Prep Alumna

Graduation Requirements

Seattle Preparatory School’s graduation requirements exceed the Washington State Graduation Requirements.

Seattle Prep Credit Requirement = 25 credits
1 semester = 0.5 credits / 1 year = 1.0 credits

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Typical Freshman Curriculum

In the 9th grade year, students take 8 courses (6 year-long courses, 2 semester-long courses). All 9th grade students are enrolled in Collegio, an interdisciplinary course integrating English, Social Studies, and Theology. In addition, all students take a full year of math, science (Biology or Honors Biology), world language, and art. All students take a math placement exam and are enrolled in a math course based on the placement data and teacher recommendation. Freshmen take a semester of Health and Exercise and a semester of Foundations of Faith.

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Typical Sophomore Curriculum

In the 10th grade year, students take 9 courses (5 year-long courses, 4 semester-long courses). All 10th grade students are enrolled in Collegio, an interdisciplinary course integrating English, Social Studies, and Theology. Students take a full year of math, science (Chemistry, Accelerated Chemistry, or Honors Chemistry), and world language. Sophomores take a semester each of Health, Scripture and Morality, Arts, and Health and Exercise Science.

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Typical Junior Curriculum

In the 11th grade year, students take 8 courses (6 year-long courses, 2 semester-long courses). All 11th grade students are enrolled in Collegio, an interdisciplinary course integrating English and Social Studies in American Studies. Students take a full year of math, science, and Junior Theology. Students can continue with the next level of World Language or take a study hall. Juniors take a semester each of Arts and Health and Exercise Science. Juniors can elect to take an AP US History course and sit for the exam during the spring AP testing session.

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Typical Senior Curriculum

In the 12th grade year, students are required to take a minimum of six classes one semester and five classes the other semester; students taking two or more AP classes are required to take a minimum of five classes each semester. All students take a one-semester integrated course during the second semester called Senior Seminar, which counts towards Theology credit. All seniors take a full year of English.

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Course Catalog

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