Upper School

upperschool

The Saint Constantine School is committed to equipping our students for the very best college education. To that end, we provide our high school students with up to 30 units of transferable dual-credit in their humanities courses, and are building AP programs in math, science, and foreign language. Our humanities classes are centered around a chronological study of great books and are taught exclusively by college professors, who facilitate discussion in a challenging but welcoming Socratic environment. Our math and science programs are centered on exploration and experimentation in advanced areas of study, including calculus and trigonometry, physics and chemistry.

Too many students transition from their high school schedule to their freshman year in college without any idea how to manage their increased homework and free time. Graduates of The Saint Constantine School will have been studying under college professors in a university-like schedule for four years, thus preparing them for a rigorous college experience.  More importantly, our high school is focused on what schools were always meant to do: prepare a student to live a virtuous and meaningful adult life by the time they enter college or pursue their chosen career.

9TH-12TH PARTIAL BOOK LIST: A SAMPLE OF WHAT WE READ


In Upper School, students read unabridged great texts in their historical context and discuss them in their humanities seminar. Students are taught to think critically and independently, express their ideas clearly, and disagree with kindness and understanding.

  • The Iliad
  • The Odyssey
  • The Republic
  • Meno
  • Phaedrus
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Catagories
  • 1st and 2nd Apology
  • On the Incarnation of the Word
  • 5 Theological Orations: On God and Christ
  • Confessions
  • The Consolation of Philosophy
  • Beowulf
  • The Volsunga Saga
  • The Divine Comedy
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • Henry V
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Paradise Lost
  • Morte D’Arthur
  • Utopia
  • Don Quixote
  • Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • 2nd Treatise on Government
  • The Social Contract
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
  • Frankenstein
  • Utilitarianism
  • Middlemarch
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Self Reliance
  • The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
  • The Poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Genealogy of Morals
  • Fear and Trembling
  • The Brothers Karamazov
  • War and Peace
  • The Abolition of Man
  • That Hideous Strength
  • Learning in Wartime 
  • East of Eden
  • The Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.