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.

Schaffter Hall, our music building, boasts individual practice rooms and classrooms where students can study and practise.

  • Three large ensemble classrooms (Band, Strings, Choral)
  • Four practice rooms
  • Two student lounges
  • Ample instrument storage space
  • Two rock band practice areas


  • Grand pianos
  • Upright pianos,
  • Drum sets
  • Upright basses
  • Electric guitars
  • Electric bass
  • Roland Juno synthesizer
  • Guitar and bass amplifiers
  • Electric stand-up bass
  • Acoustic guitars with pickups,
  • Percussion (vibraphone, marimba, timpani)
  • Many other band and strings instruments

Day students are to provide their own instruments, which may be rented or purchased from one of the local music stores. Rent-to-purchase plans are available through these stores. The Senior School owns several instruments that can be leased to students while attending the school. Boarders will be provided instruments rented to them by the school.

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.

1.28 MB

SMUS ViewbookThe Senior School viewbook provides an overview of programs and the SMUS experience.

See the Viewbook