Academics

Maybeck is a college preparatory school and, as such, has high expectations of its students. Our curriculum builds sequentially to develop mastery and sophistication in each of the disciplines. Students are placed in courses according to their level, so a French III class may contain freshmen through seniors. This organization underscores our assumption that students are valued by dint of their contributions rather than because of their grade level.

Classes meet four times per week, each for three 50-minute sessions and one 100-minute session. A full load for most students at Maybeck is five academic courses per semester, though some may take six classes with the permission of the academic counselor. Starting in the fall of 2008, freshmen will be required to take an additional seminar focusing on development of academic and study skills.

Our graduation requirements meet or exceed the entrance requirements for the University of California and California State University systems. Students receive counseling to guide them in the completion of Maybeck's graduation requirements and to be college eligible.