High School Overview
Samuel Fuller School aims to provide a K-12th grade education that academically equips students for college while personally preparing them to be mature, life-long servants of Christ. If you are visiting this site for the first time, we recommend you view our Mission and Vision page to learn more about the guiding principles behind our school as well as the Statement of Faith we profess.
Our high school follows the Classical Christian Model for education, which integrates learning across all subjects by showing how each points towards God’s truth, goodness, and beauty. As opposed to secular education, which focuses on the raw accumulation of facts, the classical approach teaches the tools of learning, such as critical thinking and the ability to express oneself with wisdom and eloquence. These skills foster a love of learning that enriches the academic lives of our students long after they graduate from Samuel Fuller School. If your child has never experienced classical education before, the 9-12th grade years are a great time to start. And for families that are familiar with the benefits of the classical approach, we invite you to complete the Rhetoric phase of your child’s education at Samuel Fuller School.
Samuel Fuller School uses a combination of teaching methods to develop high school students with the skills and passion for learning. In addition to standard classroom lessons, students participate in guided group discussions, personal study, and 1-on-1 tutoring. This mix of methods give students focused attention in the areas where they may struggle, while still allowing them to advance in subjects where they excel.
So what will a typical day at Samuel Fuller High School look like?
8:15-8:30: Chapel – Students begin the day with an all-school assembly for devotion, prayer, scripture reading, and hymn singing.
8:30-10:30: Classroom Instruction – High school students then move into classrooms for direct instruction in math, science, or any of the other subject areas.
10:30-11:30: Independent Study / Personal Tutoring – From here, students spend the next hour for independent study in the learning library. This time is also used for the student’s weekly tutoring session. During these 1-on-1 meetings, teachers answer specific questions, clarify confusing topics, and expand the student’s understanding through Socratic discourse.
12:00-1:45: Classroom Instruction
1:45-2:45: Seminar – Students end the day with a guided discussion in one of their subjects. This experience allows them to think creatively about the material, and practice rhetorical skills by communicating their own ideas. This time is also used for interactive engagement in the fine arts, music, and physical education. These courses supplement the theoretical knowledge they learn with hands-on experiences as they practice the arts.