High School Courses

St. Monica Academy
Catholic Classical Liberal Arts High School Pilot Program

St. Monica Catholic School, as a ministry and tool of evangelization of St. Monica Catholic Church on Mercer Island, currently provides a Catholic Classical Liberal Arts education for grades PreK-8. In 2020 our school initiated a small, unaccredited high school pilot program to meet the needs of families who desired a Catholic Classical Liberal Arts curriculum that moved beyond the Logic stage (middle school) into the Rhetoric stage (high school).

By continuing to provide Catholic Classical Liberal Arts high school courses, St. Monica is truly filling a unique niche. No other local area school provides a Catholic Classical Liberal arts high school curriculum; thus, we do not anticipate that St. Monica would directly compete with other local Catholic high schools. Instead, we would offer a truly authentic Catholic Classical Liberal Arts experience where small group cohorts of high school students can learn in the Classical Liberal Arts pedagogy and through a Catholic lens in ALL coursework.

Enrollment for 2022-2023

We are now accepting applications for 9th and 10th grade students to join our Academy cohort. Students will be taking Medieval Year Courses together as one cohort.


The application is a brief snapshot of the student applying for St. Monica Academy. You will be asked to pay a non-refundable $150 application fee at the point of application. The Administrative Team will be reviewing all SMA applicants and sending out acceptance emails and invitations to enroll.

Tuition and Fees 2022-2023
Tuition & Fees Details

We look forward to welcoming you to St. Monica Academy. Don’t hesitate to contact our Advancement Director, Jamie North, at 206-232-5432 or jnorth@stmonicasea.org if you have any questions.

Meet the Team
Schedule & Descriptions 2021-2022

Click the button for the current schedule and course descriptions, 2022-2023 schedule will follow the Medieval Year, with Biology for science and Medieval Lit/Writing and History.

SMA Course Schedule & Descriptions
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September 2021
November/December 2021
January 2022
February 2022

St. Monica Academy provides a core curriculum of transferable high school courses with a classical pedagogy and a traditional liberal arts curriculum. At SMA, parents will find a school that helps prepare their children to model Christian virtue, communicate effectively, think logically, contribute to the common good, and pursue truth. In addition, they will discover comprehensive instruction in the conventional subjects that include theology, literature & writing, history, mathematics, laboratory science, and Latin.

St. Monica Academy Classical Liberal Arts Curriculum

Year One Ancients 2021/2022 Year Two Medieval 2022/2023 Year Three Modern 2023/2024 Year Four United States 2024/2025
Philosophy & Sacred Scripture Doctrine Apologetics Moral Theology
Ancient Literature Medieval Literature Renaissance/
Modern Literature
U.S. Literature
Ancient History Medieval History Renaissance/
Modern History
U.S. History
Algebra I or Geometry Geometry or
Algebra II
Algebra II or
Pre-Calculus* or
AP Calculus AB*
Chemistry Biology Physics* Physics* or
Honors Physics*
or AP Chemistry*
Latin I Latin II Latin III* AP Latin*
Music Appreciation Performance
Choir I
Choir II
Choir III
Physical Education Physical Education U.S. Government/ Economics
Art Anatomy Computer Science* or Classical Literature Seminar*