In keeping with classical education’s goal of revealing to students the interconnectedness and unity of all learning, the Seventh Grade Seminar provides students with an opportunity for interdisciplinary philosophical exploration that brings together and extends what they have been learning in the classroom. The Seminar Advisor may invite other SBCA staff or outside guests to lead occasional sessions on interdisciplinary topics relevant to the holistic curriculum (e.g. explore the science of relics at the intersection of faith and science; read and discuss portions of papal encyclicals related to art, economics, or ethics; hear from guests how faith impacts their professional lives and vocations; etc.)
In the third trimester, students plan a two-day Seminar cycle themselves, selecting readings, designing experiences and activities, identifying potential guest speakers, and leading their peers in conversation. At the end of the year, students write a short (2-3 page) reflection on what they have learned in Seminar that year.