Curriculum Overview

We strive to cultivate critical thinking skills, creativity and imagination. Through a project based, multi-disciplinary curriculum, students explore the arts, mathematics and sciences along with a wide variety of electives. At IHSWV students will receive a holistic and rigorous education. We encourage students to share these skills with the community at large through volunteerism, foreign exchange and collaboration.

Our education recognizes that the story of human experience includes all voices as part of our common humanity. Our school celebrates diversity, inclusion and all religious and spiritual paths. We cultivate a respect for all perspectives of humanity, leading to compassion, humility and service.

Course Selection Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Science
  • Human Biology I – Organic
  • Chemistry – Thermodynamics
  • Geology – Agriculture
  • Human Biology II – Inorganic
  • Chemistry – Mechanics
  • Oceanography – Surveying
  • Botany – Atomic Theory
  • Electricity & Magnetism
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology – Zoology
  • Biochemistry
  • Optics – Ecology Lab
Math
  • Permutations – Combinations & Probability
  • Algebra I
  • Trigonometry – Geometry
  • Algebra II (a)
  • Albegra II (b) – Pre-Calculus
  • Projective Geometry
  • Calculus – Statistics
  • Advanced Math Topics
Technology Typing – Keyboarding Logic – Coding Programming – Design Software Development
Humanities
  • World Revolutions: 1500 – Present
  • History through Art
  • Ancient & Greek History
  • US History
  • History of Language
  • Latin American Literature – Imperialism
  • Asian History
  • History of Music
  • Modern History – World Economics
  • History through Architecture
  • Modern Art
World Literature
  • Literature & Writing – Multiple Genres
  • Comedy & Tragedy – Lit. of Pacific Rim
  • Literature & Writing – Poetry
  • Indigenous Literature
  • Literature & Writing – Journalism
  • Literature & Writing – Journalism
  • World Literature
Foreign Language Spanish – Other Languages TBA Spanish – Other Languages TBA Spanish – Other Languages TBA Spanish – Other Languages TBA
Performing Arts
  • Drama Ensemble Work
  • Band – Orchestra – Choir – Dance
  • Drama – Greek
  • Band – Orchestra – Choir – Dance
  • Drama – Shakespeare
  • Band – Orchestra – Choir – Dance
  • Drama – Senior Class Play
  • Band – Orchestra – Choir – Dance
Movement Physical Education – Yoga – Eurythmy Physical Education – Yoga – Eurythmy Physical Education – Yoga – Eurythmy Physical Education – Yoga – Eurythmy
Studio Arts
  • Black & White Printmaking – Photography
  • Calligraphy – Copperwork – Ceramic Vessel
  • Drawing/Painting – Ceramics: Metamorphosis
  • Carpentry – Blacksmithing – Weaving
  • Jewelry – Ceramics: Form & Light
  • Drawing/Painting – Book Binding
  • Glass – Ceramics: Self Portraits
  • Stone Carving – Drawing/Painting
Community Engagement &
Social Development
  • Life Skills – Service Practicum
  • Study Skills
  • Organic Farming – Wilderness Immersion
  • Life Skills – Practicum
  • Health & First Aid
  • Organic Farming – Wilderness Immersion
  • Life Skills – College Counseling
  • Service Practicum – Self-Defense
  • Organic Farming – Wilderness Immersion
  • Life Skills – College Counseling
  • Mentor Project – Senior Class Trip
  • Organic Farming – Wilderness Immersion
Extracurricular & Clubs Expandable base on student interest: volleyball, soccer, swimming, triathalon, track, fencing, rock climbing, Model UN, beekeeping, debate, drama, photography, year book