Academic Departments

Academics at Magnificat

The Magnificat curriculum is rooted in women’s ways of knowing, emphasizing development of self, voice, and mind using multiple modalities and approaches that promote reflection and honor relational and experiential learning. Magnificat’s Surround Learning environment fosters the holistic growth of each student in and beyond the classroom through personalized learning approaches that promote collaboration and integrate innovative technologies. Gospel values and Catholic Social Teaching are integrated throughout all disciplines and courses.

Every student takes a core academic program that will provide a comprehensive foundation which will prepare her for any college major. Additionally, there are currently 35 AP and Honors level courses for those who show exceptional interest and ability in a particular area. Each student will create her unique program design, incorporating elective options from several areas of focus.

Magnificat students grow holistically through active participation in independent and collaborative learning, development of creative and critical thinking skills, and active pursuit of leadership and service both in and beyond the classroom. Learning is personalized to be relevant to the abilities, interests, and needs of each student. Students develop the essential skills, knowledge, and values needed to transition to college and life and come to recognize and understand their role and responsibilities in the world community.

The Magnificat faculty is committed to professional growth, brings expertise to the content area, and uses current pedagogy, resources and technologies to challenge, engage, and inspire learners with real-world learning experiences while promoting questioning, teaching resilience and building relationships.
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.