High School Experiences

Shining Mountain High School guides adolescents on a journey of discovery to find their place in the world. We educate individuals to realize capacities of lively independent thinking, artistically-cultivated feeling, and moral courage for responsible action. Our graduates leave Shining Mountain ready for a lifetime of engagement and personal fulfillment, as well as the ability to become a force for transformation in the world.

While the high school course of study fully prepares students for their future academic pursuits, the Shining Mountain curriculum balances and infuses the academics with a rich array of challenging experiences. Our students participate in a wide range of artistic, athletic, musical, social, and service-oriented pursuits which help them to connect confidently with the larger world in exciting and meaningful ways. These experiences help each high school student to form and safely establish his or her own identity through the often turbulent adolescent years, and help them to discover unique interests which have the potential to become abiding pursuits, passions, and strengths in the years ahead.