Grade 9

Grade 9 is an important year that helps set you up for success through the entirety of high school and beyond.

Grade 9 is about getting the ball rolling for Senior School. This is an important foundational year where you will set yourself up for success in later grades.

In addition to taking core courses to build up your knowledge, you will delve deeply into finding out who you are as a learner and asking yourself important questions to better inform your future choices.

You will start to be challenged in ways you have not experienced before. You will start developing important skills like creativity, teamwork and research skills. We think of this as building a toolkit that will help you succeed in later grades and beyond high school.

Course Selection

In Grade 9, you will take required courses in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Applied Design, Skills and Technologies
  • Modern Languages
  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Career Education

You will also be able to choose one of the following electives:

  • Painting 9
  • Engineering and Design 9
  • Computer Science 10
  • Electronics and Robotics 10
  • Sport Science 10

Download the complete Academic Program Guide to read full course descriptions and learn more about required courses in Grade 9.