HIGH SCHOOL REPORTS

2001 -- 2002
Updates Begun November 2007

SCHOOL NAME
COURSES
TEXTS
OTHER INFORMATION
BELLARMINE COLLEGE PREP
(San Jose, CA)
Comparative Religion, Senior Elective

Geoffrey Parrinder “World Religions”
Herman Hesse “Siddhartha”
Paul Knitter “Introduction to Theology of Religions”


The study of other religions occurs also in Morality and Hebrew Scriptures courses. Speakers, sacred texts, and projects are utilized.
BELLARMINE PREP
(Tacoma, WA)
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BOSTON COLLEGE HIGH
(Boston, MA)
No Separate Course "World Religions," St. Mary's Press (as resource) Dialogue is incorporated into Justice and Church History courses. Projects allow for students of other traditions to explore and share their faith.
BREBEUF COLLEGE PREP
(Indianapolis, IN)
World Religions, Required First Year "World Religions," St. Mary's Press All courses are interfaith. Dialogue occurs in the classroom between students.
BROPHY COLLEGE PREP
(Phoenix, AZ)
World Religions, Elective No information on texts used In Senior Synthesis class on apologetics, each student develops, presents, and defends a personal statement of faith. This leads to inter-faith learning and dialogue.
CANISIUS HIGH
(Buffalo, NY)
World Religions, Required 1 semester of the Second Year "World Religions," St. Mary's Press; Primary Texts Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions are studied. Students develop an appreciation of diverse religious views and backgrounds.
CHEVERUS HIGH
(Portland, ME)
No Separate Course "World Religions," John Catios (resource) The study of other religions is incorporated in the first year required course on Catholic Christianity.
COLEGIO SAN IGNACIO
(Rio Piedras, PR)
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CREIGHTON PREP
(Omaha, NE)
World Religions, 1st Semester Senior Elective

World Religions - Brodd (St. Mary’s Press)
Sunflower -Wiesenthal
Siddhartha - Hesse

The course includes the study of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and modern sects/cults.
CRISTO REY JESUIT HIGH
(Chicago, IL)
No Separate Course No information on texts used Sophomores study Judaism in Hebrew Scriptures. A rabbi comes to speak. Future plans include talks on Islam and Buddhism and encouraged visits to various places of worship.
DE SMET JESUIT HIGH
(St. Louis, MO)
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FAIRFIELD PREP
(Fairfield, CT)
No Separate Course "Exploring the Religions of the World," Nancy Clemmons, SNJM World religions is covered in freshman theology and in the "Ignatian Curriculum" of the same semester, which considers the life of Ignatius and related topics, including the dynamics of world religions.
FORDHAM PREP
(Bronx, NY)
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GEORGETOWN PREP
(N. Bethesda, MD)
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GONZAGA COLLEGE PREP
(Washington, DC)
Updated November 2007
Freshman Religion: Unit on World Religions, Visit to Holocost Museum
Sophomore Religion: Scripture course includes beliefs and practices of Judaism
Senior Religion:
Nostra Aetate
Gonzaga Produced World Religion Text
Nostra Aetate
Islamic and protestant speakers come to classes. There is an annual reciprocal service trip to Red Cloud Indian School.
GONZAGA PREP HIGH
(Spokane, WA)
World Religions, 1 quarter Senior Elective "World Religions," Brodd - St. Mary's Press; World Religions video by H. Smith and Bill Moyers Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam are studied. World Religions are introduced in History courses, i.e., World History (Ninth and Tenth grade) and Middle East (Twelfth grade elective)
JESUIT COLLEGE PREP
(Dallas, TX)
Updated November 2007
No Specific Course No specific course World religions are discussed in Junior theology, incorporated into the faith and justice portion of the class. There are plans for an Interreligious Council made up of students and faculty. Speakers representing other faiths occasionall come for all school events.
JESUIT HIGH
(New Orleans, LA)
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JESUIT HIGH
(Portland, OR)
World Religions, Junior and Senior 1 semester Elective "World Religions," St. Mary's Press;
Primary texts and traditions' scriptures;
"The Religions of Man;"
"The Illustrated World Religions"
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Protestant, and Primal traditions are studied.
JESUIT HIGH
(Sacramento, CA)
No Separate Course No information on texts used Judaism, and eastern and western traditions are a part of first year studies and second year Old Testament. A world religions elective for seniors is possible, but not offered.
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL OF TAMPA
(Tampa, FL)
World Religions, Junior and Senior Elective "World Religions," St. Mary's Press;
Internet sources
Eastern traditions are studied for 1 semester and eastern traditions are studied for 1 semester.
LOYOLA ACADEMY
(Wilmette, IL)
No Separate Course No information on texts used The scripture classes visit a local synagogue in order for students to appreciate their Jewish heritage and to promote inter-faith dialogue.
LOYOLA HIGH
(Detroit, MI)
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LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD
(Towson, MD)
No Separate Course No information on texts used The school is currently in the process of developing a world religions program.
LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL OF LOS ANGELES
(Los Angeles, CA)
World Religions, 1 semester Senior Elective "World Religions," Smith; "Religions in America," Corbett Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions are studied. World Religions is covered in Faith of Catholics (Junior year-long requirement)
LOYOLA SCHOOL
(New York, NY)
World Religions, 1 semester Senior Elective "Religions of the World," Wilkins; "The World's Wisdom," Novak Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Taoism, and Confucianism are studied.
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY HIGH
(Milwaukee, WI)
World Religions, Senior Elective No information on texts used The school has not had a World Religions course in two years because low enrollment.
MCQUAID JESUIT HIGH
(Rochester, NY)
World Religions, Senior Elective No textbook is used. This course uses a workbook containing notes, articles, and sacred texts. Students watch documentaries, "Little Buddha," and "Seven Years in Tibet."
RED CLOUD INDIAN SCHOOL
(Pine Ridge, SD)
No Separate Course No information on texts used The school used to offer World Religions as an elective but dropped it in order to focus on Catholic and Lakota traditions.
REGIS HIGH
(New York, NY)
World Religions, Senior Elective
Yoga, Prayer and Meditation
Chinese Philosophy
Biblical Hebrew
"World Religions," Smith Chinese Philosophy and Biblical Hebrew are offered only periodically.
REGIS JESUIT HIGH
(Aurora, CO)
Updated November 2007
No Separate Course "World Religions," Smith; The Trial of God - Eli Wiesel Seniors visit a world religion site of their choice. One faculty member brings Muslim and Hindu speakers to class.

ROCKHURST HIGH
(Kansas City, MO)
Updated November 2007

Church in the Moderm World World Religions, A Voyage of Discovery
Jeffrey Brodd, St. Mary’s Press
Juniors all take the Church in the Modern World class
ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP
(Chicago, IL)
Updated October 2008
Comparative Religions, Required First Year "Exploring the Religions of Our World.”  Ave Maria Press.    This one semester course focuses on Christianity as it relates to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam.
ST. IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP
(San Francisco, CA)
Updated November 2007
World Religions Freshman Year
World's Widsom Traditions
Senior year
The Illustrated World's Religions
Huston Smith
The World's Wisdom
Phillip Novak
We teach some World Religions in the freshman year as part of an introduction to religion in general. We teach "World's Wisdom Traditions" as a senior elective.
ST. IGNATIUS HIGH
(Cleveland, OH)
World Religions, 1 semester Junior/Senior Elective "The World's Religions," Huston Smith;
Nostra Aetate;
Catechism;
Crossing the Threshold of Hope (JP II)
Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Protestant, Orthodox, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Shinto traditions are studied.
ST. JOHN'S JESUIT HIGH
(Toledo, OH)
No Separate Course No information on texts used No other information
ST. JOSEPH'S PREP
(Philadelphia, PA)
World Religions, Required First year "Religions of the World," Ronald Wilkins Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam are studied.
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HIGH
(St. Louis, MO)
World Religions, 1 Semester Senior Elective "The World's Religions," Smith No other information
ST. PETER'S PREP
(Jersey City, NJ)
Personal Development, Required First Year No information on texts used Non-Catholics take a first year course called Personal Development that emphasizes the students' traditions.
ST. XAVIER HIGH
(Cincinnati, OH)
Updated November 2007
World Religions is a one semester senior elective. Freshman World Cultures courses address Eastern religious traditions (see sample study guide). Some English classes read A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Man’s Search for Meaning
Victor Frankl
World Religions: Voyage of Discovery
Jeffrey Brod
Siddhartha,
Hermann Hesse
Old Turtle,
Douglass Wood
Seven Blind Mice
Ed Young
In the past we also have used Things Fall Apart but not presently. We also provide a binder of articles (for example this would contain Nostra Aetate and other documents related to the area of interreligious dialogue pulled from outside texts and magazines (America, Newsweek). All senionrs read Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning.
SCRANTON PREP
(Scranton, PA)
No Separate Course No information on texts used In sophomore year, students give presentations on Islam, Russian Orthodox, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Judaism is covered in both first and second year classes.
SEATTLE PREP
(Seattle, WA)
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STRAKE JESUIT COLLEGE PREP
(Houston, TX)
World Religions, Senior Elective "In the Presence of Mystery," Michael Barnes No other information
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT JESUIT HIGH
(Detroit, MI)
World Religions, Required Junior Year "World Religions," St. Mary's Press The approach in this course is comparative and seeks commonalities between religions.
WALSH JESUIT HIGH
(Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Updated November 2007
American Religious Experience Experiencing The World’s Religions 4th Edition This course is will survey religion in America. Students will be introduced to the basic elements that constitute a religion. Students will then examine the role of religion in American culture and how is this similar/different from other cultures. Students will be introduced to the basic tenets of the major religious traditions that are present in North America.
XAVIER HIGH
(New York, NY)
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