English, History, and Arts Electives

To build on the foundation of directly applicable skills and knowledge, we offer a number of opportunities for students to make their education their own. All of our electives classes are structured to complement the core curriculum. On top of classic electives like regional history, literary study, and studio art, The Winchendon School offers modern exploration of English, history, and the arts. With nearly 30 electives to choose from, here are a few of our favorite courses offered this year through the Hybrid Learning Consortium:

  • History of Ideas
  • Philosophies of Justice
  • Comparative Religions
  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Sport in American Culture
  • Essentials of Film
  • Global Perspective through World Music
  • More than a Story: Creating Comics and Animations

Science & Math

Logical, quantitative, and scientific reasoning are essential to a well-rounded education. Our Science & Math programs are designed to form a solid foundation while opening pathways for in-depth study for subjects of choice.  In keeping with our commitment to real-life knowledge, on top of the basics like Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, we offer:

  • Statistics
  • Multi-Variable Calculus
  • Engineering
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Coding
  • Forensic Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)*
  • Computer Science*
  • Essentials of Medicine*
  • Psychology*

*Hybrid Learning Consortium offerings


Foreign Language

The benefits of effective foreign language instruction focus on the role of the individual in a multilingual, global society. The approach to second language instruction found at The Winchendon School is designed to facilitate genuine interaction with others, whether they are on another continent, across town, or within the neighborhood. In addition to reading and writing skills, a social-cultural-historical emphasis is a significant curricular goal in the foreign language classroom.

We offer:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • ESL
  • American Sign Language*
  • Chinese*
  • Latin*

*Hybrid Learning Consortium offering