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.
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.
This semester course offers eighth grade students the opportunity to explore the elementary level of modern and jazz techniques.
This course explores both the style and function of design in graphics, on murals, and in any flat art form.
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 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.
This course focuses on developing the fundamental skills of critical reading, creative and expository writing, vocabulary and grammar.
Students build reading independence and write longer compositions.
This beginning course in computer science introduces students to the basic computer programming constructs.
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.
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.
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.
Math 2E is problem-centered and uses a spiraling curriculum.
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.
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 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.
The seventh-grade science curriculum focuses on life science as it relates to humans and the environment.
Science 8 offers an interactive science experience.
The Seventh Grade Art Rotation emphasizes joyful skill building and creative expression in all of our art disciplines.
At the end of grade seven, students can audition to participate in Singers 8 in grade eight.
The Sixth Grade Art Rotation introduces students to varied means of artistic expression in a safe and exploratory environment.
Social Studies 7 is designed to help students learn to think like social scientists and geographers.
This course presents an introduction to Spanish and develops the four essential skills of language learning.
Spanish 1B students practice basic skills in speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading.
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.
Students learn skills necessary to build stage sets and props, create stage lighting, and serve as a production crew.
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.