• Two credits are required for graduation
  • Four credits are recommended for students intending to study at College/ University


The high school social studies program is designed to develop the ability to think critically about the human condition in order to make informed decisions that guide social action. Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own cultural identities, and to recognize and respect cultural similarities and differences within a global perspective. We aim to develop global thinkers, who open-mindedly evaluate information, reflect critically, plan strategically, and work collaboratively to solve societal problems.

World studies 9 and 10 are thematically organized and allow students to get a sample of many disciplines of the social sciences to prepare them for a variety of elective options in Grades 11 and 12. In addition, electives for grades 11 and 12 offer both IB courses and regular courses that do not have an IB equivalent. The graduation requirement for social studies is two years. It is strongly recommended that all students take a social studies course through to their senior year.

2019/20 Social Studies Courses