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Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Founders Classical Academy of Leander teaches the liberal arts and emphasizes the moral and intellectual virtues through a content-rich, cohesive course of study. The Western tradition is central to the study of history, literature, and philosophy, and within the Western tradition, students engage in a rich and recurring examination of the American literary, moral, philosophical, and historical traditions. Courses are rooted in primary sources and taught in the Socratic method, emphasizing intellectual analysis and dialogue. Students are encouraged to improve their minds and their character in accordance with virtue. The aim of the academic program is to cultivate a love of the just, the beautiful, the good, and the true, and to make the pursuit of these things a way of life.

The Grammar School curriculum focuses on a solid language arts core, comprised of explicit phonics, handwriting, and grammar, as well as Singapore math and the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. The classroom is traditionally structured and teachers provide direct instruction.

Please click on the curriculum maps below to see what each of our grammar school students will be studying in each subject each month. These documents provide more detailed information than the Course of Study documents above.

Upper School (7th-12th Grade)

The Upper School curriculum instruction focuses on clear and effective written and oral communication. Students read and discuss whole books, study primary sources, prove geometric theorems, and engage in deep scientific investigations. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the Headmaster.

Core Courses

(2021-2022 Syllabuses coming soon!)

Please click on the subjects below to see the syllabus for each subject. These documents provide more detailed information than the Course of Study documents above.

 

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Literature

History

Pre-Algebra

Science

Art

Music

Physical Education

Literature

History

Algebra I 

Science

Art

Music

Physical Education

Literature I

Western Civilization I

Geometry

Biology

Composition

Literature II

Western Civilization II

Geometry

Algebra II

Advanced Algebra II

Chemistry

Economics

Rhetoric

Literature III

American History

Pre-Calculus

Physics

Astronomy

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Chemistry

Zoology

Philosophy & Political Thought I

Literature IV 

Western Civilization III

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Statistics

Astronomy

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Chemistry

Zoology

Government

 

Latin, Modern Languages, and High School Electives

 

Latin

Modern Languages

Fine Arts

Physical Education

Other Electives

Latin I

Latin II

Latin III

Latin IV

AP Latin

Spanish I

Spanish II

Studio Art

Orchestra

Theater Arts

Foundations of Physical Education

Advanced Physical Education

Pilates

Journalism & Yearbook

Financial Literacy

Creative Writing

Dual Credit Courses