Graduation Requirements

Sample Course Sequence

Grade 9

  • English 
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Honors Physics
  • Foundations of the Modern World
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish 
  • AP Computer Science Principles

Grade 10

  • English 
  • Honors Precalculus
  • Honors Chemistry
  • AP World History
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish (Continued)
  • Studio Art Foundations

Grade 11

  • English 
  • Honors Calculus or AB/BC Calculus 
  • Honors Biology
  • United States History
  • World Languages and Cultures: Spanish (Continued)
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Public Speaking

Grade 12

  • English Elective
  • AB or BC Calculus and/or AP Statistics or other Math Elective
  • AP Chem/Bio/Physics
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Program Requirements


4 Credits
Must be taken all four years

3 Credits

3 Credits
3 credits of laboratory science, which must include Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

World Languages and Cultures
3 credits of consecutive years of a language except in rare cases where accommodations may be made at departmental discretion

3 Credits one must be U.S. History

Computer Science
1 Credit 

0.5 Credit

Physical Education 
0.5 Credit 

Public Speaking 
0.5 credit 
Taken during Junior Year

Taken during Junior and Senior Years

Diploma Requirements

To receive a Bryn Mawr diploma, a student must:

  1. Earn a total of 21.5 credits

  2. Satisfy the course requirements below

  3. Carry a minimum of five major courses each semester

  4. Complete fifty hours of community service

  5. Maintain a satisfactory grade point average

  6. Meet the activities requirements

  7. Present a convocation speech to the Upper School
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