Upper School Curriculum

Students in Grades 9 to 12 must complete a rigorous and balanced program of studies across the following subjects:

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • World Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Physical and Health Education

In Grades 9 and 10, courses have been created by Upper School teachers to ensure that students are well prepared to select Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses in Grades 11 and 12. Regardless of the cumulative number of credits earned, Grade 9 and 10 students are required to enroll in eight courses.

Grade 11 and 12 students are required to enroll in a minimum of six courses. They can choose between Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and/or ZIS designed courses. Students are encouraged to select a program of study that meets their ability-level, piques their interest, fulfills diploma requirements, and furthers their university admission and/or career objectives.

Students are encouraged to explore and participate in a variety of co-curricular offerings to complement academic development. Example opportunities for Upper School include:

Please see the Program of Studies below for full details.

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