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Our goal is to create a holistic academic experience that challenges students to explore their strengths and discover the power they have to make an impact in the world.

The following resources offer a snapshot into O’Dowd’s academic curriculum. Review the Academic Guide for a quick peek into our required and elective courses. Check out the Course Catalog for more in-depth descriptions of our classes, including honors and advanced placement. Learn about our Math and English curriculum for incoming 9th graders.

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Academic Guide


Our Academic Guide offers families a snapshot view of each academic department, including service learning. Briefly check out our required and elective offerings to get a sense of how your four years at O’Dowd could look.

Dynamic Futures in Math


Learn how O’Dowd’s geometry, algebra, and trigonometry sequence is designed to prepare students to be problem solvers in today’s tech and data economy.

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English 1 at O'Dowd
English 1: Foundations for College Success


Our introductory 9th grade curriculum encourages students to become lifelong readers, writers and thinkers - while also preparing them to pursue honors and advanced placement courses.

Course Catalog


Our Course Catalog is a deep dive into our department offerings. Review to learn more about our requirements, and for detailed class descriptions.

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There’s so much to explore about O’Dowd’s robust academic program, including visual and performing arts, service learning, travel studies, our research library, and more. Review student profiles, learn about our department chairs, and get a peek inside our classrooms!

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