Curriculum

The Hague School follows an alternating MW/TTh schedule; each 9th and 10th grade day consists of three core courses and an elective. Fridays are flex days to permit student/teacher conferences, guest speakers, and/or community outreach.  11th graders in the IB Diploma Programme follow a similar schedule, integrating core courses in Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity, & Service into the Friday blocks.  Our campus remains open after school for students wishing to expand their academic interests or participate in extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports, music, etc.

Each student’s first year requires the completion of a practical, intensive introduction to effective research.  Underclass students complete survey courses in foreign languages, from which they can select a language of specialization for their final two years as a part of the Diploma Programme..  

Emphasis on Critical Thinking

Critical thinking and self-directed, Harkness conference style dialogue facilitated by a master teacher are the foundation of each course offered, whether in the student’s underclass (9th & 10th grade) years or during the Diploma Programme (11th & 12 grade). In all courses, students learn to construct, advance, evaluate, and critique arguments across disciplines and to apply their knowledge to real world situations.

The first two years of the core curriculum are designed to equip 9th & and 10th graders with prerequisite skills for our college preparatory IB curriculum offered in their final two years.

Engagement means learning is fun here!

A diverse environment and collaborative learning fosters confident expression, and experiential learning connects each unit of study to increase retention – and make learning a fun and positive experience.

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