: Four yearsMath
: Three years, through at least Algebra II/TrigonometryLanguages
: Three years of high school study, in the same language, through at least level IIIHistory
: Three years of history, one of which must be United States HistoryReligion
: A half-credit course in world religions, typically taken in grade 10Science
: Three years of science, two of which must be composed of laboratory science coursesThe Arts
: Students entering grade 9 must take 1.5 credits in any of the visual or performing arts at Masters. Students who start Masters after grade 9 are required to take one credit in the visual and performing arts.Ninth Grade Seminar:
Only for those entering at grade 9Public Speaking
: A quarter-credit course to be taken in grade 11Health
: A quarter-credit course to be taken in grade 11Physical Education
: Four years (can be fulfilled by participation in athletics, dance, fitness co-curriculars) Athletics
: Upper school students must participate as a member of an interscholastic team for three out of six seasons during ninth and tenth grade; at least one of these seasons must be during freshman year. In addition to team sports, Dance Company and the winter musical also fulfill this requirement.
Swim Test: As a requirement for graduation from The Masters School, all students must pass a swim test. The School’s Aquatics Director administers the swim test to each student at arranged times throughout the year. Students who do not pass the swim test by the end of the first semester of their senior year will be expected to enroll in swim instruction with the Aquatics Director until they are able to pass the test. For those non-swimmers, The Masters School will provide swim lessons and work with you to pass the test. Water safety and the ability to swim are important life skills and Masters ensures that each student has the opportunity to learn and practice this important skill.