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.

Library work prepares students to be lifelong learners through the acquisition of knowledge and skills that enable them to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats, as well as to develop a love for reading.

Facilities and Technology

Senior School Library Facilities and Technology

The Snowden Library at the Senior School is usually as busy as it is quiet. As the study hub for students in Grades 9-12, the library suits both independent and collaborative work and provides all kinds of student support. Small groups can meet in three study rooms, students can use the desks and tables for independent and group work, and everyone can use the computers on the main floor for a variety of tasks.


  • Desktop computers
  • Laptops and tablets for loan
  • Digital cameras and camcorders for loan
  • Media production room
  • Online databases
  • Ebook readers for loan
  • Printers and a scanner


  • Non-fiction (history, biographies, language, etc.)
  • Fiction (novels, short stories, graphic novels, etc.)
  • Current magazines and newspapers
  • Reference materials
  • Archives

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 9 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4 pm
Sunday 1-6 pm

Extra Opportunities

The library department runs several reading incentive programs throughout the year. Buddy Reading pairs Senior School students with Junior School students to spend an afternoon sharing books and playing games. SMUS also participates in Drop Everything and Read once a year, during which the entire school spends 15 minutes reading novels, magazines or whatever is on hand.

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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