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A teacher gives a lesson during class
A student reacts in class


In order to help our students become lifelong learners, St. Sebastian’s has developed a traditional, focused, classical academic program.

The curriculum is based upon the belief that students need to develop the necessary skills and habits to think critically and clearly, and to express themselves articulately and persuasively in both the written and spoken word. We want our students to develop the capacity to reason mathematically and scientifically, and to solve problems logically. The structure of our academic program encourages them to make connections between disciplines and to draw inferences about the interrelationships of ideas.

Rather than offer a cornucopia of electives, the St. Sebastian’s curriculum features thoughtfully prescribed courses in every discipline, challenging students to investigate topics in great depth. Colleges clearly value this approach given the demonstrable success of our students in gaining admission to and succeeding in the most challenging post-secondary institutions.