In the Humane Letters seminar, a two-period course taken each of the four years of Upper School, students embark on an integrated study of literature, history, philosophy, and theology. Rather than read secondary texts and have teachers lecture at them, students are engaged in reading and discussing original texts and source documents, and writing essays about issues that emerge from their study. Historical lectures frame and supplement the discussions. The Humane Letters seminars encourage our private high school students to understand and analyze the enduring principles of Western civilization through careful, integrated study of both history and great literature. This study is like life: cross-disciplinary and open-ended.