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Academic Courses

Students will have seven class periods per day, as well as an activity/club period. Each student’s schedule will include:
  • English
  • History
  • Math
  • Science
  • Arts elective
  • American Sign Language
  • PE
  • Study Hall

Study halls are built into the school day, during 9th period.


Homework will be limited to two hours per night, assigned in four subjects at approximately 30 minutes per subject. Students will be encouraged to self-advocate if they find that homework is taking too long to complete--or if they need more challenge!

Humanities: an integrated approach
A core feature of The Cedar School is that at each grade level, the students’ English course will correlate with their history course, covering related topics and similar time periods to ensure that students learn in context. Art, photography and music will be incorporated at every grade level as well, in every humanities class.
For example, when students study early US history, they read The Crucible in English class.


"I feel inspired, valued, and motivated to come into work every day and look forward to a successful year."

- A Cedar Teacher