Students might arrive early for breakfast, morning basketball, or to meet with teachers or their advisor before the start of the school day. Students also meet for a 50-minute advising meeting once every ten days.
9th graders engage a traditional curriculum that builds on foundational mastery to diversify problem-solving strategies, advance critical thinking, and go beyond rote memorization. The program is designed to develop transferable skills and enduring understanding.
In our coordinated curriculum, students study across disciplines in grades 9-11. In 9th grade, students take chemistry and physics; in 10th grade: chemistry and biology; in 11th grade: biology and physics. The program drives understanding of connections and applications among disciplines. Students revisit topics in greater depth as math and lab skills develop over three years.
You will find 9th graders spending their discretionary period in the High School Center–one of Trevor’s signature common spaces designed for collaborative learning.
After winding down and fueling up, students sometimes spend the remainder of a lunch period creating in an art studio, rehearsing in a music classroom, or working with classmates on a project in the High School Center.
Sophisticated texts explore questions about identity, culture, and the complexity of relationships. Class discussions around a Harkness Table and meaningful assignments emphasize close reading skills, rigorous literary analysis, and the mechanics of writing.
Trevor students can choose from an array of visual, performing, and musical arts from stained glass, ceramics, and dark room photography to dance, chorus, band, and more.
Trevor faculty encourage inquiry, facilitate discussions, and guide students through the analysis of primary sources geared toward a deeper understanding of the roots of our contemporary world.
Many Trevor students dedicate a portion of their after-school hours to competing with a sports team. Whether at practice or on game day, Trevor athletics inspire teamwork, dedication, and a competitive spirit. Students who compete on an athletic team are exempt from Physical Education for that season.