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2024-25 Course Catalog

Academic Requirements

Each student at Shattuck-St. Mary’s must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 core academic courses each term. Students may achieve 5 core courses by doubling in a department with approval of the chair of the doubled department. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the Academic Dean.

Diploma Requirements
Students are required to take a minimum of 61 credits during the regular academic program. One-term courses receive 1 credit and year-long courses receive 3 credits. The 61 credits must satisfy the specific requirements described below:

      English: 12 credits; students must be enrolled in English each term

      History: 9 credits including 3 credits of United States History or Advanced United States History

      Mathematics: 9 credits including a minimum of 3 credits each in Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry or courses advanced beyond these levels; students must be enrolled in Mathematics each term

      Performing and Visual Arts: 4 credits; with one credit taken during each year of attendance

      Religious Studies: 1 credit to be fulfilled during the junior year; approval to fulfill this requirement during sophomore or senior year must be granted by the Academic Dean

      Science: 9 credits including 3 credits in Biology and 3 credits in either Chemistry or Physics

      World Language: 9 credits in the same language for 3 consecutive years during grades 9-12

      Electives: Eight additional elective credits from any department

Upper School Curriculum

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Middle School Curriculum

Core Courses

Elective Courses

Centers of Excellence Requirements

Shattuck-St. Mary’s Academic Centers of Excellence provide an outlet for students who wish to devote a significant portion of their day to pursuit of an academic passion.  Students spend two class periods each day working within their discipline, take part in related field trips, work on an independent project, and complete a senior capstone presentation. Upon successful completion of the program, students will graduate with a diploma specifying distinction in their area of interest.

Additional Programs