This course provides students a foundational understanding of early American history.
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“Bishop’s Rocks” is an introduction to contemporary music and improvisation.
This course is designed to foster a basic understanding of ceramics materials with a hands-on approach.
In this course students learn the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading and writing the Chinese language, using the Pinyin Romanization system and simplified characters.
In this course students continue the study of listening, speaking, reading and writing begun in Chinese IA, attaining the Novice-High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale.
Have fun as you learn the basics of programming with Python through an interactive framework and hands-on approach.
This semester course offers eighth grade students the opportunity to explore the elementary level of modern and jazz techniques.
This course is focused on improvisation and an in-depth exploration of character development.
This course is designed to lay the foundation of intellectual habits and academic skills that students need in order to read a variety of texts with confidence, appreciation, comprehension and critical insight, and to write and speak in a variety of modes.
This course focuses on developing the fundamental skills of critical reading, creative and expository writing, vocabulary and grammar.
This course continues to develop students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
This quarter programming class provides students with an understanding of the different ways that coding can be implemented in everyday life.
Students in this course acquire the fundamentals of the four essential skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
In this course, students continue to build proficiency and confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing, and perform at the Novice-High performance level according to ACTFL standards.
The sixth grade history curriculum is designed to foster curiosity for the ancient world through inquiry-based learning.
Students with three or more years of experience on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and string instruments with an interest in jazz and contemporary repertoire and improvisation are encouraged to enroll in Jazz I/II.
Students with four or more years of experience on saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, or strings with an interest in jazz, contemporary repertoire, and improvisation are encouraged to enroll in Jazz III/IV.
This course covers material equivalent to the first semester of the Latin I upper school course.
This course is a continuation of Latin IA and covers material equivalent to the second semester of the Latin I upper school course.
This course is designed to consolidate student understanding of arithmetic while developing the organization, communication, and problem-solving skills necessary for further study of mathematics.
This course emphasizes problem solving and is designed to prepare students for success in the enriched track in subsequent years.
This course prepares students for the study of algebra and is designed to nurture the growth of an individual as a problem solver.
This course is more demanding, considering a greater number of problem types, and providing less instruction and support before homework is assigned.
Math 3 is the first course in the integrated Algebra I/Geometry/Algebra II sequence.
Math 3E is problem-centered, but is more demanding than Math 3, considering a greater number of problem types.
This course is designed to introduce singers to the basics of choral music singing.
The department presents a varied and flexible program in which students develop physical fitness, physical skills and socially desirable habits of good sportsmanship and teamwork, as well as an interest in recreational activities.
The focus of this semester course, which is team-taught by the music, theater and dance departments, is the production of a musical revue.
Students learn skills necessary to build stage sets and props, create stage lighting and serve as the production crew for the final Musical Theater 8 Performance class production.
This course explores elements of digital photo, how it has developed as a tool to use from defined works of art to everyday use.
This course offers students the opportunity to learn and apply mathematical, scientific and computer programming skills through robot design and construction.
The sixth grade science curriculum is designed to lay the foundation of intellectual character and academic skills that students need to productively engage with questions, problems, uncertainties and enigmas through science and engineering.
The seventh grade science curriculum focuses on life science as it relates to humans and the environment.
Students continue developing science skills and practices through a series of discovery-based exercises that explore the molecular, physical and chemical nature of matter.
This second-semester course builds upon skills learned in the Middle School Choir, sixth and seventh grade vocal music and Musical Theater 8.
Students are exposed to a number of different art mediums, concepts and themes to gain more exposure to all the mediums of visual and performing arts.
The sixth grade arts rotation provides students a diverse foundation that introduces all of our art studios and facilities.
Social Studies 7 is designed to help students learn to think like social scientists and geographers as they develop 21st century skills that help them investigate our world.
This course presents an introduction to Spanish and develops the four essential skills of language learning: speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Spanish 1B students practice basic skills in speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading.
This is a unique and fun hands-on art class that introduces students to the concept of street art and how public art impacts local communities.
This course is designed to expose students to a variety of materials and techniques in art-making, allowing them to develop their drawing, painting and art-making skills.
Similar to a large symphony orchestra, but smaller in size, the symphonic orchestra is meant for the more serious and dedicated instrumental musician.
Students learn skills necessary to build stage sets and props, create stage lighting and serve as the production crew for the final class production of the Drama 7 class and middle school play/musical.
Sixth grade students devote one quarter of the school year to introductory modules about each of the four languages taught at Bishop’s: Chinese, French, Latin and Spanish.
This course introduces students to the origins of five of the world’s major religious and philosophical traditions and the cultures that produced them.