Students in Grades 9-10 take six core subjects in each of those two years as well as two elective courses chosen from an array of options. The six core subjects are:
- Second Language (Dutch, French, or Spanish);
- Science (students choose two among Biology, Chemistry and Physics but have the option to take a third science);
- Social Science (three semesters of History and one of Geography are required, with an option to take a full year of Geography in Grade 10); and
- Physical Education/Lifeskills.
Students must also take two semesters in the arts as part of the graduation requirement.
In Grade 10, students complete a major endeavor called the Grade 10 Project, which allows for independent exploration of a topic of personal interest. It may be an artistic production, an original design, or another means of expression. Students set a learning goal and, with the guidance of a faculty mentor, develop a realistic plan for achieving that goal.