Upper School Biblical Studies
The Biblical Studies Department presents the biblical narrative as the defining story for human life. The Middle School curriculum focuses on biblical literacy, particularly the central themes of the Old and New Testaments and the revelation of God in the person of Jesus. The Upper School curriculum reviews these themes, presents theological conclusions and implications, and explores the skills and insights necessary to build a spiritual and ethical life. The curriculum culminates in the Senior Synthesis and Symposium, in which students produce a well-researched and thoughtfully argued analytical paper on a pressing academic, ethical, or social issue, accompanied by an oral defense before a panel of guest scholars.