Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate from Ross School, students must successfully complete all core courses. In addition to successfully completing core courses, each student must complete a set of graduation requirements. Work completed in other schools and experiences from outside school are also eligible for application toward Ross School graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  • For each year in residence for grades 9–12, students must successfully complete the following courses:

    • Cultural History

    • Integrated English and Literature

    • Integrated Science

    • Integrated Arts

    • Mandarin Language Study (unless student is a fluent Mandarin speaker)*

  • Over the course of grades 9–12, students must successfully complete the following:

    • Three years of mathematics

    • Participation in one season of an athletic team sport

    • One trimester of an Eastern Wellness course

    • One trimester of an English Grammar and Composition course (effective for the Class of 2022)

    • Participation in one music, drama, or dance performance in or outside of school

    • 60 hours of community service

    • A significant leadership experience in or outside of school demonstrated through documentation and interview

    • An in-depth Senior Project

    • A culminating in-depth assessment of the Spiral of World Cultural History

    • An inquiry-based Science assessment

    • A planning process for postsecondary school success, including appropriate documentation

* New students who enter Ross School as juniors or seniors with two or more years of successful study of Spanish may take Spanish Language as their primary language.