Our interdisciplinary approach to academics, combined with a diverse array of electives, create a robust and vibrant educational experience of both breadth and depth. Our four-year college preparatory curriculum includes English, math, science, world language, history, fine arts, life skills, and physical education requirements.
A Collegiate education transcends the walls of a traditional classroom by offering students a wide variety of co-curricular experiences to either further develop what they learn in the classroom or to provide an experience that can’t be offered in a classroom. Students participate in a variety of local learning opportunities such as the Main Street Math Walk, IdeaFestival
, the Mini Maker Faire
, and Day of Caring. Other opportunities such as our annual Interim experience which includes a marine biology study at a Sea Lab in the Gulf of Mexico, local and international service learning opportunities, and the Senior Capstone Project, provide Collegiate students unique opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive both inside and outside the classroom.
Blended On-line Learning
Through our partnership with Edmentum Learning, Upper School students can enroll in on-line technology courses such as Web Technologies, Computing for College and Careers, Computer Programming, Game Development and Principles of Information Technology. A Collegiate teacher serves as a classroom facilitator to this on-line blended learning model and each student has an on-line personal instructor.
In the case that a student has successfully completed all courses offered in a particular subject area and wants to continue his/her studies in that field, the student may wish to complete an independent study with a faculty member on campus or enroll in an on-line course choosing from a variety of on-line learning services and colleges such as the EPGY program offered through Stanford University. In the case that a student has a special interest in an area not available through Collegiate’s course offerings, he/she may wish to pursue an independent study outside the classroom course offerings.
Research Opportunities & Fieldwork
The science department at Collegiate offers an opportunity for highly motivated students who are interested in a particular science topic to enroll and complete Independent Science Research. A thesis paper supported by research, parenthetical documentation, and references is the culminating product of this research opportunity. In addition, students who are highly motivated to work with a mentor at the university level or in the local community may wish to pursue an opportunity to engage in fieldwork. Students’ past and current work have included research & lab work at the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Louisville and technical stage work at Actors Theatre of Louisville.