Religious Studies Overview
The Religious Studies Department mirrors the Dominican tradition of Veritas and the mission of the high school in providing a holistic curriculum which explores and celebrates the unique gifts of each young woman. The goals of the department include providing an age-appropriate introduction to the theological, ideological and historical dimensions of the Catholic Christian religion, a recognition and celebration of the interdependence and interaction of a wide variety of religious traditions, and full individual appreciation of and participation in, a real, lived faith.
The scope and sequence of classes build on the wisdom and growing maturity of each grade level, clarifying Catholic teachings and traditions in relation to each course and stressing a wider application of social justice and shared faith. Starting in ninth grade with an “Introduction to Catholic Christianity and Personal Spirituality” and ending in senior year with “Women’s Spirituality,” classes challenge the student to recognize and develop her own faith journey within the parameters of her own religious tradition while continuing to appreciate the spiritual and liturgical dimensions of participation in a Catholic private high school.
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy strives to meet the unique needs of our culturally and religiously diverse student body while at the same time ensuring that we are in alignment with the curriculum set by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.