Grades 9 & 10

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: English; second language (French, or Spanish); mathematics; 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/life skills. Students must also take two semesters in the arts as part of the graduation requirement.

The Grade 10 Project 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.

Grade 9 Curriculum
Grade 10 Curriculum

Six curricular blocks facilitate students’ academic, social, and personal growth:

  • INQUIRE | Research Skills: developing information and media literacy
  • THINK | Thinking Skills: thinking critically, inventing, and transferring
  • COMMUNICATE | Communication Skills: exchanging thoughts, messages, and information effectively through interaction
  • MAKE | Maker Skills: developing a sensitivity to design, understanding themselves as makers of change
  • IMPACT | Social Skills: working empathetically and effectively with others
  • GROW | Self-Management Skills: self-regulating and reflecting