Grade 9

The character of the content and “gesture” of teaching in each of the high school years is different and is designed to meet developmental needs.

Ninth grade offerings are characterized by seeking the answer to the question “What?” “What is the world like?” As the ninth graders begin to experience their own thinking and individuality, and as their former certainties are called into question by the powerful chaotic buffeting of puberty, they need to have confidence in the physical ground of their existence.

In this year, we find courses such as the study of revolutions, of thermodynamics and of human anatomy.

Through observing Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance Art, ninth graders become grounded in evolving architecture, evolving depictions of nature, and evolving portrayals of the human form.