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Upper school students enroll in eight major subjects. Seniors are eligible to take a maximum of three AP courses. Students take elective courses and may participate in our STEAM Institute (by application only).

Students take:

  • History

  • English

  • Math

  • Science

  • Hebrew

  • Jewish Studies

  • Health and Physical Education

  • Electives including world languages, Resource programs, STEAM, and arts

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Subjects

History

我们的历史计划强调通过全面的学习和过去的分析中被告知,当今世界的积极公民的价值。在这些课程中,我们鼓励学生质疑和挑战,他们在教科书和课堂讨论遇到的分析,形成自己过去的解释。

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历史课程进度按时间顺序与非西方文化通过西方的理想,现代和民主的演变开始。所有课程纳入犹太人民的历史相对于这些想法,以及以色列和以色列政治的历史和发展。

English

我们的学生有很多机会练习写作有效,因为他们学习的分析,阐述性和创造性的写作风格。他们学会通过教师的反馈,对编辑,小组研讨会,以及写作中心,每天的开放有效的沟通。

涵盖英语课程的主题往往与覆盖在历史的主题和犹太研究,包括善恶集成;种族和性别;而权力和腐败。文学类型包含在我们的英语课程范围从莎士比亚到美国经典文学的当代艺术作品。我们的很多学生参加文学高级分班考试,并获得大学学分。

Math

每数学类是通过从分析,图形,数值和视口头点连接的主题讲授。这使我们能够因材施教,满足多种不同的学习方式。随着技术的使用,我们强调解决问题,批判性思维,而在我们班现实世界的应用。

取决于各自的数学背景,那些进入第九级采取任一代数I部分2,几何形状,或代数II。每个数学课中,个人在任何五个渐进的层面开展工作,通过对三角函数或初等函数(初等),这取决于他们能达到什么样的水平。许多学生参加他们的高级一年先修班(微积分AB​​,微积分BC,或统计数据)。

Science

我们的科学课程是基于连接概念放在一起形成有意义的理解的哲学。学生学习自然现象如能源和发展跨学科去发现和认识普遍原则。

所有学生都必须在三个轨道的一个理科班。在9年级,学生开始了他们上学校学习生物学分别在第10和11年级搬到化学和物理之前。那么他们可以选择乘坐在他们大四的解剖学和生理学或几种先进的布局科学课程之一。

STEAM

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) is a framework for teaching across disciplines that inspire the next generation of innovators. Our STEAM program provides a rich curriculum of courses and electives that promotes meaningful collaboration and allows students to make important connections across subjects.

Centered on project-based learning and the design and engineering cycle, STEAM classes give students the opportunity to work together in groups, foster confidence, and develop leadership skills.

For those interested in a more intensive experience, our STEAM Institute is a special program with admission by application only. Students take engineering and biomedical engineering courses in 9th and 10th grades and participate in independent research during their junior and senior years.

 

World Languages

除了希伯来语,大部分赌博游戏学生学习的世界三大语言之一:西班牙语,法语,拉丁语或。注重学生的语言学习认识的四项基本技能,说,读,写和他们所选的语言,文化和历史方面的。

Our World Language courses, which are offered based on students’ skills and interests, prepare them for advanced seminars. Students may extend their language study through lunchtime culture clubs, cultural exchange programs, and after-school trips.

Hebrew

Our commitment to studying Hebrew as a living language makes it possible for our students to investigate ancient texts as well as Jewish and Israeli culture through Hebrew conversation, history, and popular culture.

The Bishvil Ha-Ivrit 课程带来的希伯来语通过印刷和数字媒体活着。从入门到高级水平,我们提供适合每个学生希伯来语指令。课程是语言的顺序,与文本和任务的复杂性不断增加的语言能力提高。课程提供的东西,关系到青少年,从现代科技,食品,家庭和体育友谊,领导和自由。

Students attending a Jewish day school for the first time receive extra support material to enable them to succeed in the acquisition of Hebrew language.

Israel

我们的课程是注入了为我们的学生跨学科的机会连接到他们的遗产,他们的家园,以色列。课程聚光灯古代和现代犹太人的历史,考古学,民族学,地理学,以色列政府和移民。

The majority of our students spend the first trimester of their junior year at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, where they explore Israeli history, politics, and culture. Upon their return, the grade participates in an interdisciplinary series on contemporary issues in Israel.

通过扬声器,项目和争论,学生的许多问题,今天在座以色列的挑战密切关注。在初中和高中年专题研讨会,让学生与代表不同的方法和观点组织的代表参与。

By graduation, Barrack students are prepared for the kinds of dialogue they will encounter on college campuses and beyond.

Jewish Studies

All upper school students attend Jewish Studies classes in one of three tracks:

  • Tanakh/Bible and Jewish Studies covers themes including literary genre in the Torah, prophets and prophecy, poetry and wisdom literature, pluralism in Jewish society, and Jewish ethics.

  • Beit Midrash is an intensive class that helps develop skills as students of Talmud and independent learners capable of understanding how to work with Rashi and later commentators.

  • Sha’ar Hadash (New Gateway) offers students new to Jewish day school an overarching introduction to Jewish biblical studies, history, beliefs, and practices.

In their senior year, students choose from electives such as contemporary Jewish issues, Jewish literature, Jewish philosophy, and the Jewish Leadership Initiative. Learn more about our Jewish Studies.

Electives

选修课程每年变化的根据学生兴趣的一年。选修科目可用,例如艺术,蒸汽,犹太研究,商业和经济学,让学生去探索新的课题或在他们目前的利益拓展的机会。我们还提供AP和SAT准备课程。的类的例子包括高级技术组合制剂,Rube戈尔登伯格机,模拟审判,和吉他。

Health and Physical Education

我们上学校卫生课程青春期强调心理,生理和心理健康。我们的健康计划包括健康生活主题最适合于青少年,如心理健康和药物滥用,关系,营养和健康的生活方式。学生还需要司机的教育,CPR和基本急救课程。所有晚辈成为心肺复苏和急救认证。

In our Physical Education program, students complete units on strength and agility, net sports, yoga and Pilates, and personal fitness. Athletes who play on a Barrack athletic team, are in the spring musical, or participate in sports outside Barrack for more than 12 hours a week can opt out of certain physical education classes.

AP Courses

We offer AP preparatory classes as the culmination of study in a specific subject. Current AP classes include but are not limited to:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus (AB)
  • AP Calculus (BC)
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Literature
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics