Archbishop Spalding strives to offer students a rich, rigorous and diverse course of study that will challenge them to grow intellectually, morally, physically, and socially. We recognize that learning is a dynamic process where students actively engaged with the content and collaborate with each other as learners. A day at Archbishop Spalding may include painting a self-portrait, engineering a robot, problem solving in Advanced Placement Calculus, collecting data using technology in the chemistry lab, designing a webpage in computer science, writing a sonnet, and celebrating Mass in the Chapel.
One of our priorities and challenges as a Catholic high school is to welcome our students wherever they may be in their faith life. Adolescence is a developmental phase characterized by inquiry. While we attempt to take these questions about life and faith and help them foster and strengthen their relationship with both God and their faith community, we also aim to expand their worldview beyond themselves.
Our diverse selection of courses offers students opportunities to investigate and pursue college and career interests. Spalding students are encouraged to discover their unique talents and to develop these talents to their highest potential. Courses are offered at different levels of study to appropriately challenge students. The College Preparatory (CP) curriculum is rigorous and presents the most diverse course selections. Honors level courses are available in most courses and are designed to further challenge students. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses in multiple disciplines allow students to challenge themselves with college-level courses.
In addition, Archbishop Spalding offers the following specialized programs of study:
I invite you to review our Course Catalog
, which contains our Graduation Requirements and diverse course of study. We are committed to providing students with the experiences in learning they need to lead our world in the 21st Century.