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The following blended-learning and online classes will begin in June. All projects and assignments will be due by August 9, unless otherwise stated by the teacher. 

 

Religion classes: While the majority of the work will be completed in an asynchronous manner, there will be weekly class check-ins that students are expected to attend when able. These classes are intended to teach students time management skills as they plan their classwork around summer activities and travel.

*Saints LIVE classes are also offered to non-All Saints’ students. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure his/her school will accept the class credit and request for the grade(s) to be sent to his/her school upon completion of the class.

saints live  June 7 - July 30

Learning in a virtual environment

bible in the modern world                                                                               JUNE - JULY 

Grade 9

Cost: $895

This course focuses on the task of reading the Bible well. Students will explore how to read "behind the text" (understanding its historical context), "with the text" (following what its authors or editors are doing in the text), and "in front of the text" (understanding how their own context shapes their reading of the text). Students will read sections of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Assignments will focus on developing these reading skills so that students are able to interpret the text better on their own. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of the different pictures of Jesus in the New Testament and how the students' engagement with the texts of the Christian scriptures changes through careful study.

world religions: Abrahamic Traditions                                                         JUNE - JULY 

Grades 10-11

Cost: $895

Throughout the history of the human experience, religion has been central to the development of civilization and has influenced art, history, politics, nations, and individuals. World Religions: Abrahamic Traditions will analyze Judaism, Christianity, and Islam while comparing their histories, practices, rituals, and beliefs.

world religions: Eastern traditions                                                              JUNE - JULY 

Grades 10-11

Cost: $895

Throughout the history of the human experience, religion has been central to the development of civilization and has influenced literature, art, history, politics, nations, and individuals. World Religions: Eastern Traditions will analyze the major world religions that have their origin in Asia while comparing their histories, practices, rituals, and beliefs. This class will look at the diverse religious expressions that deeply change the lives of individuals in profound ways by fostering empathy and understanding, allowing students to engage in the world in a meaningful manner.

Intro to Christian thought                                                                             JUNE - JULY 

Grades 10-11

Cost: $895

Intro to Christian Thought explores the basic beliefs of the Christian traditions: Trinity, creation, salvation, scripture, the relationships between Christianity and other religions, and more. Students will explore what it means to love God "with all your mind" and develop their own skills of theological reflection. This course will close with an examination of the practical import of these theological teachings and how they shape Christian ethics in areas such as politics, economics, calling, the arts, and more.

ethics                                                                                                                                         JUNE - JULY 

Grade 12

Cost: $895

What does it mean to live a moral life? How might we create a more just and equitable society? Our study of ethics consists of two parts, both designed to help students think critically and academically about how one lives a moral life and advocates for justice. During the first part of this course, students will learn about major moral theories and judge their merits as they apply to issues in the modern world. In the second half of the course, students will examine the history of inequality and its modern impact, asking how we might be advocates for justice today. The entire course is both philosophical and practical, requiring academic engagement and its application in the world the students encounter. Ethics is designed to advance critical reading, logical argumentation, and intellectual empathy; skills that are crucial for success in college, the workplace, and beyond.

Classics Seminar: Classical philosophy                                                        JUNE 7-30 

Grades 9-12

Cost: $895

M/W/F 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Class meetings will be virtual through Google Meet

*This class provides one of the three seminar credits required for the Honors Classics Diploma. 

This course offers an introduction to philosophy, including the methods of philosophical inquiry and discourse, which have been carried on throughout the centuries. The context for these studies is Classical Greece, looking at the great philosophers - Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle - and their inspirations in Pre-Socratic philosophical texts, as well as Classical Greek literature and culture. The method of instruction will emphasize reading, discussion, and writing. This class is open to all Upper School students; however, rising freshmen will need special permission to take this course.

Please contact the instructor, Eric LaPointe, if you have questions regarding this class.

Classics Seminar: Classics in pop culture                                                     JULY 12-29 

Grades 9-12

Cost: $895

M-Th 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Class meetings will be in-person and virtual through Google Meet

*This class provides one of the three seminar credits required for the Honors Classics Diploma. 

The Battle at Thermopylae may sound unfamiliar in name; however, most people know the event from the acclaimed graphic novel, and subsequent movie, 300. Everyone knows the name of the legendary hero, Hercules, but the character has also been turned into a long-standing member of the Avengers. Asterix tells the story of Gauls comically resisting Roman occupation, and Rome West presents a re-imagined history of a Roman fleet blown drastically off course to discover America a millennium before Columbus. In this course, students will learn about important historical events and people from antiquity, and examine modern-day graphic novels about those same topics in order to compare and contrast the actual history with the fantastical way and the freedom with which things can be portrayed in a different medium. The course culminates in a project which tasks students with creating their own short graphic novel or chapter of a longer work, centered on the historical event or person of their choice.

Please contact the instructor, Jordan Amy, if you have questions regarding this class.