Special Programs


French is offered in two programs: a four-year program (grades 9 -12) and a six-year program (grades 7 -12).   Students are prepared to take the French Language SAT II test by their junior year. Students enrolled in the six-year French program may also take the French AP exam in their senior year.

  •  French I
    • An introduction to the language and its basic oral and writing skills to deal with everyday situations
  • French II and III
    • Greater emphasis on basic grammatical structures, improved oral and writing skills, and French culture.
  •  French IV
    • Complex grammatical structures and verb tenses; the study of French literature as a means to explore universal values.
  • French V
    • Critical analysis of major works in French literature.
  • French VI
    • The study of French culture and language, through exposure to French cinema and geography.
  • AP French Language
    • Study of French literature in greater depth and exploration of France’s history and its regions .

Italian is offered as a four-year program (grades 9 -12). Students take the Italian Language SAT II test by their junior year

  •  Italian I
    • Introduction to the language and its basic oral and writing skills to deal with everyday situations.
  • Italian II and III
    • Emphasis on basic grammatical structures, improved oral and writing skills, and Italian culture.
  • Italian IV
    • More complex grammatical structures and verb tenses, the study of Italian literature, and the exploration of Italy’s regions and history.

The Art Program is offered as a progressive five year program (grades 8-12). By the end of the first semester of their senior year, students already have a portfolio to present to Design Schools, as part of their admission requirements. Portfolios are available in both physical and digital formats. Seniors will also have everything necessary to present for AP Studio Art: Drawing Exam.

  •  Introduction to Art
    • Basic drawing, painting, and engraving techniques, as well as formal critique and appreciation of a work of art.
  • Drawing
    • Usage of diverse techniques in traditional drawing and the development of the concepts of composition, color, form, and model drawing, in both dry and aqueous media.
  • Painting
    • Theoretical and technical study of painting, through projects in still life, landscape, portrait and contemporary art.
  • Experimental Drawing and Painting
    • An opportunity to experiment with non-traditional media, such as coffee and wine, and non-traditional mountings, such as aluminum paper and wax paper.
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
    • Production, organization, and assembly of a personal portfolio for submission to the College Board for college credit.