Senior School Departments

Senior School Departments

Senior School Departments

At the Senior School level, the breadth of course offerings is considerable. For information on the different departments and the courses, make a selection from the list below. For a complete guide to course requirements and detailed descriptions, see the Course Selection Guide, also below.

Economics is the study of how economies work and how they interact with each other. Beyond the production and consumption of goods and services, economics affects our local and international lifestyle, sometimes improving our political power and sometimes determining our standard of living.

SMUS teaches economics as a separate discipline, an unusual approach. We also tie the study of economics into related topics, including global responsibility, international development, history and politics.

The SMUS Economics curriculum includes microeconomics (which studies the connections and behaviour of basic economic elements like consumers, investors and markets) and macroeconomics (which studies economic issues and forces like unemployment and inflation).

Extra Opportunities

Business Club

The SMUS Business Club’s primary activity is helping to organize and run The Howard Café, an on-campus café in the Sun Centre. Business Club members staff and market this popular student hangout. Other Business Club activities include special guest speakers and field trips.

Investment Club

The SMUS Investment Club focuses on investing in different markets. Through an online application, students can invest theoretical dollars in stocks that they feel have a positive economic future. Software tracks their investments and delivers a summary of their gains and losses.


Title Grade
AP Macroeconomics 11, 12
Economics 12 11, 12
AP Microeconomics 11, 12
Entrepreneurship 10 10

Course Selection Guide 2018-2019

Course Selection Guide 2018-2019

Course Selection Guide 2018-2019

Published: February, 2018

A guide to Senior School course requirements with descriptions to help our students plan an optimal school year.

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