Maryvale Graduates

In accordance with Maryvale's philosophy, the following objectives are set forth for the academic program.


      • Encourages integrity, resourcefulness and responsibility to foster personal growth;
      • Maintains its small class size to enable students to learn and develop skills in a cooperative environment;
      • Emphasizes pride, loyalty and friendship in an atmosphere of mutual respect among students, peers, faculty and administration;
      • Challenge students with the excitement of learning and instills pride in academic success; and
      • Provide sindividual academic guidance through the Advisory Program.

Maryvale Upper School Course Catalog

Honors Courses

Honors courses are offered to qualified students. Each course offers intensive, in-depth study of the subject matter.

Social Studies
World Languages

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Computer Science
Computer Science A

English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition

Calculus AB
Calculus BC

Physics I
Physics C – Mechanics
Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism

Social Studies
European History
US Government and Politics
US History
World History

Visual Arts
Studio Art: 2D Design
Studio Art: Drawing

World Languages
French Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture

Graduation Requirements

To earn a diploma from Maryvale Preparatory School, a student must:

      • Earn passing grades in all courses.
      • Fulfill all community service requirements.
      • Be enrolled in seven courses (consult the Course Description Handbook for specific requirements and course descriptions) each semester.
      • Complete a minimum of 26 required credits, which are detailed below.
Required Credits
Electives2.5-4.5 credits
English4 credits - one per year

Fine and Performing Arts1 credit
Mathematics 4 credits - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry and one elective

Physical Education1 credit
Science3 credits - Biology, Chemistry and one elective

Servant Leadership70 community service hours for graduation
Social Studies3.5 credits - Introduction to Social Sciences, World History, U.S. History

Theology4 credits

World Languages

3 credits - French or Spanish for three consecutive years