The core curriculum at Griffin School includes a broad foundation in English language and literature, fine arts, world language, history, mathematics, and science. We also offer a broad array of creative classes, including courses in music, visual and performing arts, computer science, and creative writing.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered across the curriculum, primarily in junior and senior level classes. These challenging courses provide college-level content and rigor and enable students to earn college credit while still in high school. Underclassmen can take Pre-AP coursework in preparation for AP classes and for a GPA bump. It’s important to note that we call our regular (non-AP) classes “college-prep” classes since they are just as excellent, creative, and engaging as our AP (college-level) classes. We don’t offer “blow-off” classes.
To round out our students’ educational experience, we require physical health activities and service learning throughout their time at Griffin School. We also provide a series of classes that help students understand their own neuro-developmental profile and learn skills in organization and time management, critical reading, group dialog, standardized test-taking, and college preparation.
Seniors at Griffin School have the option of completing a Senior Honors Project. With the support of an advisor, they spend the year researching a particular topic of interest and share their findings in the form of both a written component and an oral presentation before the student body.