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Becoming an Adult: Perspectives on Happiness

This course allows juniors and seniors to delve deeply into the dimensions of health most affecting them at this stage in their lives, with an emphasis on decision making. Topics to be examined include joy,...

Forgiveness, Justice & Reconciliation

This course explores the nature of justice and forgiveness as a means of reconciliation, both in human relations as well as spiritual grounding. Students will frame these issues by looking at three distinct examples: the...

World Religions

This term course will explore some of the most impactful religious traditions of our world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The historical origins, central teachings, devotional practices, and contemporary challenges within each...

Cosmology

Marcus Aurelius observed that “He who does not know what the world is does not know where he is, and he who does not know for what purpose the world exists, does not know who...

Global Spiritualities

This required ninth grade course begins with an introduction to life at George School and to the application of Quaker practices as a framework for living. Through a combination of classroom activities and experiential learning,...

Feminist Spirituality

This one-term course explores topics in theology and spirituality through a feminist lens. Students consider texts from several religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Quakerism, Islam, Hindu and Wiccan/Goddess. The goal of this course is...

Holistic Health

This required sophomore course allows students to explore dimensions of health and wellness that are developmentally appropriate for 16-year-olds, as an area of knowledge as well as a set of practical life skills. Topics include...

IB Theory of Knowledge

This is a synthesis course that examines some of the ways in which we acquire knowledge and understand the world around us. Students explore perception, reason, and language as basic means through which we understand...

Peace Studies

This term course is an introduction to active nonviolence and nonviolent conflict resolution. We begin by studying the emergence of nonviolence in Western thought by reading Thoreau, Gandhi, Dorothy Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr....

Service Learning Projects

Through extending themselves to others, students develop a sense of commitment; learn the potential rewards and frustrations involved in service; learn how specific agencies, cultures, and institutions operate; develop an appreciation for complex social support...
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