The Academy’s college preparatory program encourages scholars to develop intellectual ability, make moral decisions, and solidify commitments to Catholic values and attitudes. Students read classic literature, study the history of the world from the viewpoint of Western Christian culture, receive the fullness of the Church’s moral teaching without modification or embellishment, and are challenged to think for themselves and to write what they think. Our students study Latin, the language on which Western civilization is built, the knowledge of which assists them in the mastery of a range of studies from English grammar to literature to science to theology. Our program of study prepares scholars for living in this world and arriving in the next.

Upper scholars pursue a course of study that is specified by the administration and is guided in part by college expectations, in part by diploma requirements, and in part by the academy’s educational philosophy. Courses taken each year typically include Theology, English, Mathematics, History, Science, Latin and Music.

As part of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, all upper scholars take multiple AP and honors level courses.