Upper School Profile 2017–2018
The Geneva School seeks to provide students in grades K4–12 an extraordinary education, by means of an integrated curriculum, pedagogy, and culture, both distinctly classical and distinctively Christian, that pursues goodness, truth, and beauty in all spheres of life, while viewing these spheres as elements of a divinely ordered whole. Further, Geneva seeks to instill in students a desire to love beauty, think deeply, and pursue Christ’s calling.
Accreditation & Membership
The Geneva School is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools. Geneva is a charter member of The Association of Classical & Christian Schools and a member of the College Board. It also maintains a Consortium Gold Membership with Independent School Management (ISM).
School & Community
The Geneva School, established in 1993, is a co-educational, college-preparatory, day school with a K4–12 student body of 507 (231 in grades 7–12). The campus is located in Winter Park, in suburban Orlando.
The Geneva School seeks master teachers who have a passion for learning and who have advanced educational credentials and experience. Of the 36-member faculty serving the upper school, all are degreed, 23 have earned one or more advanced degrees for a total of 30 masters; 6 have undertaken or earned their doctorate.
Admission to The Geneva School is selective. The admission committee’s evaluation of each applicant is based on academic records, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores, pre-admission assessments, and student interviews. The Geneva School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Rhetoric and Christian Thought (with Senior Thesis)
Rhetoric is both the power of seeing the available means of persuasion in any given situation and the art of leading souls. As Christians, we have a responsibility to think, speak, and act within our particular situation in ways that are faithful to Scripture and the historic Christian tradition, and that promote the kingdom of God. The aim of this four year sequence of courses is for students to learn and practice the art of rhetoric while also learning how to think according to the truths, tradition, and telos of the Christian faith. This course of studies culminates in the senior thesis project, the composition and oral presentation of an original persuasive argument.