Ethics is a year-long course which VI Formers must successfully complete as a requirement for graduation. The study of Ethics at Hoosac School examines from both theoretical and practical points of view a basic question: what is the good?

Throughout the year, we evaluate both religious and secular ethical theories beginning with Plato and Aristotle and progressing through classical Eastern and Western writings on morality, including Hun Tzu, Nietzsche, Aquinas, Locke, Mill, Hume and Kant, among others. The course is seminar-based in form and includes frequent written work and examinations as well as class presentations and case studies.