The rigorous curriculum is modeled after the classical trivium, consisting of three parts – Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric – designed to equip students with the tools of learning. Students transferring from other schools, both public and private, generally require a period of adjustment to the academic requirements and expectations at FCS.
The integration of disciplines is stressed, particularly at the high school level. Students are expected to be able to clearly articulate their beliefs and views on various topics.
Classical and modern languages are required, and students are expected to use their acquired logic and rhetorical skills throughout their study.
There is typically one academic “track” throughout the school, usually at the honors level, and designated as such on the transcripts. Overall, the course of study is demanding and college preparatory, whereby students are required to think deeply and critically.
By design, the Advanced Placement curriculum is not taught. Classical pedagogy entails in-depth discussion of big ideas and essential questions sometimes limited by the AP curriculum. Students still take the AP exams in a number of subject areas.
Students in grades ten through twelve who achieve a minimum cumulative average of 3.50, as well as meet strict qualifications regarding service, leadership, and character, are inducted into our Veritas Honor Society.
Faith Christian School does not rank students.