We believe that our curriculum should help students develop intellectual abilities and interests, social awareness, personal competencies, and a code of ethics. Hence, students explore courses in a variety of areas. The sequence of course requirements provides a balance between gaining a solid knowledge and learning foundation, exploring a wide range of inter-connected subjects, and obtaining needed skills for success in high school, college, and careers. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences, expanding their neurological capacity for life.Explore our East Campus Curriculum
In accordance with Brentwood School's Diversity Mission Statement and Statement of Purpose, world language students will acquire and employ critical and creative thinking skills to engender curiosity, act ethically, and shape a future with meaning. Written and spoken language is an integral communication tool that allows students to begin the process of acquiring cultural competency. In recognition of their responsibility as global citizens, students will develop empathy, respect, and appreciation for diverse cultures within their immediate community and abroad.
Courses in the arts offer a wide variety of opportunities for students to engage in the creative process. Some courses require preparation in the form of prerequisites; some do not. Students develop their artistic and creative selves by choosing from among many semester and year-long performing arts, and visual arts offerings. In order to participate in Jazz Band, Orchestra, Rhythm Section Workshop, Dance Company, and Theater Company, students are required to already have a strong proficiency, and must audition.
Students must take at least two semesters of the arts (minimum one visual, and one performing), and at least one oratory course (public speaking or debate) during their time in the Middle School. Additional offerings may be used to fulfill the remaining two semester electives.
|Performing Arts Electives|
(one semester required)
|Dance Company* (year)|
Jazz Band* (year)
MS Singers* (semester)
Music 101 (year)
Music 102* (year)
Rhythm Section Workshop* (year)
Theater Company* (year)
|Visual Arts Electives|
(one semester required)
Digital Art (semester)
Mixed Media Studio (semester)
Studio Art (semester)
|Oratory Electives (one semester required)|
Public Speaking (semester)
Creative Coding for Your World (fall semester)
Robotics Innovation Design (spring semester)
Yearbook (fall semester)
* by audition