Curriculum


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A Salesianum education impacts changes every area of our students’ lives – mind, body and spirit. A rigorous and varied college preparatory curriculum pushes our students to their maximum potential while providing strong resources for academic support and achievement.

Salesianum’s phasing system ensures that each student’s unique schedule is tailored to his academic strengths and interests. Academic exchange opportunities with Padua and Ursuline Academies, as well as Oblate schools around the world, further broaden a student’s course options.

Salesianum’s phasing system ensures that each student’s unique schedule is tailored to his academic strengths and interests.

The curriculum is structured and taught in five levels of difficulty, or "phases" to ensure that each student fulfills his highest potential.  All courses are designed to prepare students for success in college. Each student's class schedule is customized based on his individual strengths and abilities.  The phases are:

Phases 1 & 2 – College Preparatory
Phase 3 – Advanced
Phase 4 – Honors
Phase 5 – Advanced Placement


Nine traditional academic departments root the curriculum in religious studies, English, social studies, mathematics, science and world languages. Complementing this program are classes in business education, fine arts, and physical/health education. 28.25 credits are required for graduation, which provides a generous opportunity for a wide selection of stimulating and relevant elective courses.

23 Advanced Placement courses allow students to earn both high school and college credits. Over 40% of the senior class and numerous underclassmen take at least one A.P. course. 80% of these students placed high enough on the A.P. exam to earn college credit. 

Currently, AP classes are offered in the following subject areas:

  • American History
  • Biology
  • Calculus (AB and BC)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French
  • Government
  • Geography
  • Latin Literature (3 and 4)
  • Modern European History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish (Language and Literature)
  • Statistics
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Click here to view the complete offering of courses in our Program of Studies.