Graduation Requirements

The St. Paul's School diploma is awarded to the student who:
1. enrolls in a minimum of 5 credits per term;
2. completes at least 25 credits during the Fifth Form and Sixth Form years and has missed no more than one term during his/her tenure at the School;
3. has no more than one Unsatisfactory final grade for any year-long course or the equivalent;
4. satisfies the requirements listed within one year of their anticipated graduation year at the time of matriculation.
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: ARTS
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 3 credits in a single discipline
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 3 credits in a single discipline
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 3 credits in a single discipline
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: HUMANITIES
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 19 credits; sequence of Humanities III (6 credits), Humanities IV (6 credits), Humanities V (6 credits). Then one required course in religious studies (1 credit)
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 13 credits; sequence of Humanities IV (6 credits), Humanities V (6 credits). Then one required course in religious studies (1 credit)
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 7 credits; Humanities V (6 credits). Then one required course in religious studies (1 credit)
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: LANGUAGES
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 9 credits; three-year sequence in the same language
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 6 credits; two-year sequence in the same language
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 3 credits
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: MATHEMATICS
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 9 credits or through Precalculus (minimum of 3 credits earned in residence at St. Paul's School)
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 6 credits or through Precalculus (minimum of 3 credits earned in residence at St. Paul's School)
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 3 credits earned in residence at St. Paul's School
CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: SCIENCES
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 9 credits; recommended series of Physics First (3 credits), Chemistry (3 credits), Biology (3 credits)
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 6 credits; recommended 6 credits in two of the following: Physics (3 credits), Chemistry (3 credits), Biology (3 credits)
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 3 credits
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: ATHLETICS
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 8 terms; Third Form year (3 terms), Fourth Form year (3 terms), then 2 additional terms, one of which must be taken in the Fifth Form year; swim test*
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 5 terms; Fourth Form year (3 terms), then 2 additional terms, one of which must be taken in the Fifth Form year; swim test
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 2 terms; Fifth Form year (at least 1 term); additional 1 term in the Fifth Form year or the Sixth Form year; swim test*
*New students required to pass a swim test within 2 years of matriculation
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: COMMUNITY OUTREACH
1. Matriculate in Third Form: 40 hours, 10 hours required each year in residence
2. Matriculate in Fourth Form: 30 hours, 10 hours required each year in residence
3. Matriculate in Fifth Form: 20 hours, 10 hours required each year in residence