Theology of the Body
In the spirit of our patron, Pope Saint John Paul the Great, this Theology of the Body course will dive deep into the identity and calling of man and woman to holiness. We will explore the Church’s beautiful answer to the deepest longings of our hearts for truth, justice, freedom, peace, and love.
Fides et Ratio Senior Seminar
The Fides et Ratio Senior Seminar consists of an extended discussion on the nature and purpose of freedom. Drawing from literature, philosophy, and theology, students will reflect, write, and discuss on the nature of human freedom while grappling with topics such as (a) theism and the meaning of life, (b) the experience of suffering, (c) the problem of evil, (d) the god of absolute freedom, (e) atheistic existentialism, (e) feminism, and (f), faith, hope, love and ultimate happiness. There are two objectives to this course: a) for students be able to articulate and internalize some of the most important truths of the human experience, and b) for students to be prepared to answer and discuss some of the most common and challenging questions they will face in a secular, collegiate environment.
High school is one thing, what comes next another. Sophomore seminar is a time for students to begin seriously considering and taking steps toward what comes next. The seminar includes standardized test preparation, guidance for how to think about choosing the right college, the application process, and guidance on how to look and apply for scholarships and financial aid opportunities, all with an eye for answering our Lord’s call to bear fruit for eternal life. Additionally, students will encounter the wisdom and guidance of our patron, St. John Paul the Great, who had a deep love for young people.
Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life and all students deserve a computing education that prepares them to pursue the wide array of intellectual and career opportunities that computing has made possible. This course is not a tour of current events and technologies. Rather, this course seeks to provide students with a “future proof” foundation in computing principles so that they are adequately prepared with both the knowledge and skills to live and meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture. The Internet and Innovation provide a narrative arc for the course, a thread connecting all of the units. The course starts with learning about what is involved in sending a single bit of information from one place to another and ends with students considering the implications of a computing innovation of their own design.