A full academic program as required by the State of California is offered. The curriculum reflects a commitment to educate the whole person. Accordingly, the elementary school emphasizes respect for parents, teachers, and elders, while the secondary school guides students to fulfill their personal and civic responsibilities, to cherish their families, their nation, and all living beings.

Instilling Goodness Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 8) offers:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Chinese
  • Art
  • Virtue Studies
  • Meditation
  • Physical Education

Good study habits are emphasized, and students are guided to delight in learning.

Developing Virtue Secondary School (Grades 9-12) offers a college preparatory curriculum that meets the A-G requirements of the University of California. The minimum units required for graduation in each subject area are:

  • English (40 units)
  • Social Studies *1 (30 units)
  • Mathematics (30 units)
  • Science (30 units)
  • Foreign Language *2 (30 units)
  • Religious Studies *3 (30 units)
  • Meditation (24 units)
  • Physical Education (20 units)
  • Visual or Performing Arts (10 units)
  • Electives (12 units)

*1. 10 units of World History & Geography, 10 units of U.S. History, 5 units of U.S. Government, 5 units of Economics.
*2. The foreign language offered at our school is Chinese.
*3. Intro to Buddhism, Ethics, Philosophy, and World Religions.

Advanced Placement Courses: (*)

  • Chinese
  • Calculus AB/BC
  • Physics E/M and Physics C
  • Economics (Micro)
  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Environmental Science
  • US/World History
  • Art History*
  • Comparative Government*

*offered only when there are student interests & an instructor

Honors Courses:

  • Chinese 5& 6
  • Pre-Calculus

College Level Courses:

This includes all 200 level transferable college courses taken at Mendocino College or other approved colleges.

Our academic courses are approved by the University of California.