The High School at Saint Maur consists of Grades 9 through 12. The academic program prepares students to enter universities and colleges in English-speaking countries around the world.
Saint Maur has high expectations of its students, and all courses help them to develop the academic foundation they will need to succeed in further education and their careers. Our graduation requirements, which are more demanding than at most comparable high schools, ensure that every student takes a full load of college-preparatory courses each year. External exams, which include IB, AP, IGCSE, PSAT, and SAT recognize students’ ability and achievement.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Students in Grades 9 & 10 take courses that prepare them for the exams in each subject provided by the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is operated by the University of Cambridge and is the most widespread international curriculum for Grades 9 & 10 in the world. Students gain valuable experience taking external exams and are well prepared to enter the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program in Grade 11.
In Grade 11, all students enter the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Students have a choice between the full IB Diploma program, or IB Certificates for individual subject areas. The IB is the most rigorous and widely recognized curriculum in the world, and is highly regarded by the most competitive universities worldwide. Students can choose six subjects from the 17 offered at Saint Maur and study them in small classes with personal teacher attention. After completing IB exams, students can use their scores for advanced placement and college credit in university.
Students are eligible to take Advanced Placement (AP) exams in most of the same subjects they are studying as part of the IB program. This opportunity, not offered at most other international schools, enables students to gain maximum advantage in university admission and college credit.