Curriculum Guide

The day begins at 7:20 a.m. with breakfast.  The academic day consists of seven class periods plus a period for studyhall and special meetings; the bell for first period rings at 7:40 AM.  The academic day ends according to the students’ participation in after school activities such as sports and quiz bowl.  The evening meal is at 6:00 PM.  Evening study hall is mandatory Monday-Thursday and begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.  Tutoring is available in the Enhanced Learning Center in the evenings.  Lights out is at 10:00 PM for the Middle School and 10:30 PM for the High School. 

School Masses are held on Wednesdays at 10:05 AM and Sunday mornings with the Monastic Community at 10:45.  Students have opportunities to serve as ushers, lectors, and acolytes.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM, Saturday afternoons at 4:30, and other times upon prior request.


26 credits which include:

Course                                                                  Credits
Computer Applications                                                ½
English                                                                        4
Performing and/or Visual Arts                                      2
Foreign Language                                                        2*
Health                                                                         ½
Mathematics                                                                4
Oral Communications                                                   ½
Physical Education                                                       1
Religious Studies                                                          4**
Science                                                                       3***
Social Studies/History                                                  3 **** (3 ½ beginning with the class of 2014)
*       Two credits in the same foreign language
**     One credit for each year at Subiaco Academy
***   One credit in life science (Biology) and at least one credit in a physical science (Physical 
         Science, Chemistry, Physics)
**** At least one credit in United States History, ½ credit in Civics or American Government, and
         Beginning with the class of 2014, ½ credit in Economics

Course Offerings

Course Prerequisites
Advanced Computer Programming (JAVA) Approval
Advanced Spanish Honors (I, II) Spanish II
AP Biology Biology
AP Calculus Pre-AP Pre-Calculus
AP Chemistry Pre-AP Chemistry
AP English Language and Composition Pre-AP English 10
AP Statistics Pre-AP English 11
AP Studio Art Fundamentals of Art
AP U.S. Government and Politics Approval
AP U.S. History Approval
Pre-AP Algebra II Approval
Pre-AP Chemistry Approval
Pre-AP English 10 Approval
Pre-AP Geometry Approval
Pre-AP Pre-Calculus Pre-AP Algebra II
Physics Honors Pre-AP Algebra II
Algebra I None
Algebra II None
Algebra III/Trigonometry Approval
American Literature English 10
Biology None
British Literature American Literature
Chemistry None
Chorus None
Civics None
Computer Applications None
Computer Design Computer Applications
Drama Approval
Driver Education None
Earth and Space Science Approval
Economics None
English 9 None
English 10 English 9
English as a Second Language (E.S.L.) Testing
Foreign Relations Approval
Fundamentals of Art None
Geography None
Health None
History of World War II Approval
Instrumental Music (includes Guitar & Piano) Approval
Jazz Ensemble Approval
Journalism I, II Approval
Native American Studies Approval
Oral Communications None
Physical Education / Athletics None
Physical Science None
Political Ideologies Approval
Religious Studies 9 None
Religious Studies 10 None
Religious Studies 11 None
Religious Studies 12 None
Spanish I None
Spanish II Approval
U.S. History Civics
World Civilization I None
World Civilization II None


1. Approvals come from one of the following: (1) the Instructor, (2) the Department Chair, (3) the Academic Dean.
2. Any class that has an academic prerequisite also needs approval as above.