The College Preparatory School is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades nine through twelve. It offers a rigorous academic program for young people who are potential candidates for four-year colleges and universities. The school’s purpose is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond through a challenging and stimulating education in an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. Curriculum All courses are college preparatory, providing students with an exceptional education. A minimum of 17 units of academic course work is required for graduation. In setting forth its curriculum, the school is committed to several major emphases, to: develop powers of clear expression in writing and speech in English and in at least one foreign language ensure a solid understanding of the sciences and mathematics impart a sense of historical and global perspective encourage development of the aesthetic sense provide opportunities for vigorous physical growth integrate technology throughout the curriculum Our curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive, with core academic disciplines balanced by options in music, visual arts, dance, theater, health education, physical education, inter-scholastic athletics, forensics and community activities. Academic Courses English:English I, II, English Seminars History:World, Western, U.S., History Seminars Languages:French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Mathematics: Mathematics I, II, III, IV, Calculus, Statistics Science:Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Science Electives Other:Health Education, Psychology, Computer Science, Forensics, Freshman Foundations, Soph Ed, Independent Study Fine Arts Courses Visual Arts:Drawing and Design, Two and Three Dimensional Studios, Photography, Advanced Projects Drama:Acting, Drama, Stagecraft, Theater Production Music:Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, Beginning Instruments, Orchestra, Chamber Music, Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Jazz Workshop Dance:Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Dance, Performing Dance Group Performing Arts:Drama Productions, Music Concerts, Art Exhibits, Dance Shows, Musicals, Music Tour, Cabaret Night Athletics CPS proudly sponsors competitive teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. Other Co-Curricular Programs CPS offers community service, class retreats, student government, Intraterm courses, debate team, multicultural events, student publications, dances, clubs and an annual all-school snow trip.