Shore’s ninth grade year is a special time in our students’ lives. They are the seniors on campus, and thrive as student leaders in the Student Senate, musical lead actors, literary magazine editors, and sports team captains. Ninth grade students serve as role models and mentors to the younger students on campus. As part of their history course, ninth graders also mentor younger students with their writing skills at a local Beverly school.
By design, the ninth grade curriculum incorporates many unique opportunities - such as class with the Head of School - to prepare for the secondary school search and future high school experiences. A major, yearlong course in integrated arts heightens their experience in self-expression and presentation while overnight class trips further promote connections with teachers and community within the grade. World language study offers advanced courses in both Spanish and Latin; English focuses on writing across the curriculum, such as short stories, essays, memoirs, research papers and analytic reports; mathematics offers algebra and geometry; science pursues living organisms, genetics, evolution, and data collection for Harvard Forest.
Our ninth grade students go on to the nation’s top secondary schools exceptionally well-prepared to handle the challenges and independence of high school, college, and beyond.
We invite you to check out our Grade 9 curriculum page
to see how Shore creates a senior year experience that is unmatched on the North Shore. The best is within reach!