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 Handbook, also below.

Geography focuses on the spatial organization and dynamic nature of the Earth's surface. Through its study, students understand the relationship between themselves and their environment.

Geography relates to:

  • global responsibility;
  • international development;
  • sustainability and environmental science; and
  • history and politics

Students acquire many geographic and transferable skills and gain basic competencies in geographic technologies. Through hands-on activities, such as geo-caching and invasive species removal, students become environmentally and socially active citizens on both a local and a global scale.

In the Senior School, geography is taught separately from history. Together, the subjects fulfill the Social Studies curriculum requirement.


Title Grade
Social Studies 9 9
Social Studies 9 Plus (ELL) 9
Physical Geography 12 11, 12
AP Human Geography 11, 12
Comparative Cultures 12 11, 12
Urban Planet 12 11, 12
Criminology and Social Justice 12 11, 12
Social Studies 10 Plus (ELL) 10
Social Studies 10 10

Senior School Course Handbook 2019-20

Senior School Course Handbook cover

Senior School Course Handbook 2019-20

Published: March, 2019

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

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