Program of Study

Brownell Talbot students are required to successfully complete 250 credits, surpassing the state requirement of 200 credits. Although Upper School students must meet certain minimum standard requirements, our graduates typically surpass these in multiple areas, giving them an edge when it comes to acceptance at the college of their choice and long-term success in higher education and beyond.

In addition to their required core classes, students have the opportunity to broaden their education through a variety of enriching classes in core areas, including our science electives rotation. Six semester-long courses (biotechnology, aerodynamics & astronautics, environmental science, physiology, geology, and forensic science) are offered in a three-year rotation.

For more information about our programs, please contact Bill Harrell, Head of Upper School.

Brownell Talbot Graduation Requirements

The required 250 credit hours include 40 credits of English, 45 credits of history, 30 credits of science, 40 credits of mathematics, 20 credits (two sequential years) of the same world language, four semesters of physical education, and at least one fine arts course each year.

For those who wish to obtain advanced standing in college, we offer 12 Advanced Placement (AP) courses: English (2); world languages (3); history (2); mathematics (3); and science (2). Admission to AP courses is by the permission of the instructor and the Head of Upper School. Students taking an AP course are required to take the AP exam administered at the end of the school year.