Curriculum

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At Martin Saints Classical High School, students are immersed in a comprehensive, Catholic, classical education. This approach offers a broad exposure to the traditional liberal arts which have been at the foundation of Catholic education since ancient times.

The curriculum integrates history, literature, philosophy, theology, mathematics and the natural sciences in a way that highlights connections between these various arts and sciences. For example, we aim to show how the logic of mathematics is seen in philosophy, or how the beauty of God's creation is seen in the natural sciences.

Students read classic authors such as Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky, and G.K. Chesterton. Martin Saints Classical High School students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Most importantly, faith and reason meet in every class.

Equal emphasis is given to rhetoric and the fine arts, so that every student learns to draw and paint, sing in the choir, act on the stage, give speeches, and engage in debate. Each year builds on the previous year, so that by the end of the senior year, we have articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, very importantly, joyful human beings.

In addition to our work in the classroom, we also want our students to develop a sacramental imagination and a Catholic way of engaging the great wide world. The world is big and beautiful, and we want our students to drink deeply from all that is excellent, as well as to honestly confront the world’s challenges and pain in age appropriate ways. We aim to accomplish these goals with our monthly “Frassati Friday” outings, where we invite our students to engage in culture, because nothing human and good is alien to a Catholic.