All Senior Mini-Courses are running during the weeks of May 26 – June 19. All courses list their meeting days and times. Courses are completely elective and the Seniors will hear about them in their conference classes in the next two weeks.


THE CATHOLIC NEW YORKER (Mondays and Wednesdays 1-1:30 pm)

This course will focus on the Catholic Church’s presence in the NY metropolitan area. Utilizing virtual tours we will visit holy places, cathedrals like Our Holy Redeemer Church (the home of over 150 relics of notable saints), New St. Patrick’s, Old St. Patrick’s, Saint Francis Xavier, and Regina Pacis.  

Using both secular and Christian songs, the class will focus on the timeless wisdom of scripture, which states, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc.1:9) The moderators will pre-select songs and play the music videos for students who will then be asked to dissect the lyrics and relate them to our Christian journey.


MYTH & FOLKLORE – Mondays & Wednesdays – 1:30-2:30 pm

This class will explore the storytelling tradition as examined through myth, legend, and folklore.  We will read and discuss origin myths (creation of the world, flood motifs, the appearance of death);  heroic myths and legends (Heracles, Odysseus, King Arthur and his knights); and the fairytale genre (“Hansel and Gretel”; “Bluebeard”: “Cinderella”; “White Snake”).  Join in, as we trace how this undeniable impulse to tell a story is central to human existence.


CREATIVE WRITING – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1:30-2:30 pm

This class utilizes the sound fundamentals taught at KMHS to elevate writing from a practical necessity to an exhilarating art form.  Students will explore word choice, sentence arrangements, figurative language, and more in the context of writing narrative and poetry.



Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

We will explore the social, economic and political issues that affect the American people today.  Issues such as Affordable Health Care, Gun Control, the Covid-19 Crisis, and the Environment, will be examined with an eye toward understanding the historical perspective on these issues Each session will also provide students the opportunity to discuss the impact these issues have on our society today.




May 28, June 1, June 4, June 8, June 11, June 15


Often, first year students in college find their calculus courses exceptionally difficult.  These factors coupled with the new, very abstract concepts of calculus and the need for demanding computational skills can make a calculus course very intimidating for many students.  This seminar seeks to give various survival skills for Kellenberg students during their first year collegiate calculus courses.




May 28, June 1, June 4, June 8, June 11, June 15


Many college programs require the extensive use of mathematical and statistical concepts without needing the study of calculus. This seminar is designed for students to introduce them to the terminology and symbolism that will be used in a college-level statistics class.


PHYSICS SEMINAR – Tuesdays / Fridays 11:15 – 12:15  

The 2020 Senior Seminar in Physics will give students the opportunity to learn a problem solving philosophy applicable to all science problems. Additionally, the seminar will help students to bridge the gap between Conceptual Science and computational science.


ESSENTIALS FOR COLLEGE CHEMISTRY – Tuesdays / Fridays 11:15 – 12:15

This course will give students the opportunity to garner specific insight on topics in general chemistry and organic chemistry. The collegiate approach to chemistry and assessment expectations will be addressed to help prepare students who intend to major in a STEM field requiring intensive chemistry.


CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00- 11:00 AM)

This course will concentrate on furthering Spanish speaking abilities. The topics to be discussed will be art, poetry, cuisine, customs, careers, newspapers/magazine articles among others.


FRENCH EXPERIENCE COURSETuesdays /Thursdays 2:30-3pm

This course continues to develop the student’s ability to speak, read, write and comprehend French. A special emphasis is placed on music, arts, French cuisine, and culture.


THE LATIN MASS  – Tuesdays / Thursdays 10:00 – 10:30 am. This elective will focus on learning the Latin version of the Novus Ordo Mass. The hope is that we can have a virtual Mass at the end of the elective if circumstances and priestly availability and ability allow.