Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirement for graduation from Foxcroft School is the successful completion of 20 academic units (credits) plus a unit of physical education each year a student is at Foxcroft. A unit is the equivalent of a single full-year course. The Foxcroft school year is divided into two semesters; courses of one semester’s length receive one-half unit. The normal program consists of five academic units per year. In exceptional cases and with permission of the Assistant Head of School, a student may carry a four-course or six-course load.

English: 4 units: one unit to be taken each year. In addition, international students who are non-native speakers of English are required to satisfactorily complete Foxcroft’s English proficiency test before enrolling in mainstream English and History courses. 

History: 3 units: Origins of the Modern World for freshmen,* US or AP US History for sophomores,* and Modern World or AP World History 

Mathematics: 4 units: the Math core curriculum includes Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry, and 1 additional unit 

Science: 4 units: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and 1 additional unit 
World Languages: 3 units: consecutive units of any one world language 

Fine Arts: 1.5 units: to be earned in Visual Arts, Music, or Performing Arts Wellness: .5 units; required for freshmen* 

Physical Education: 3 trimesters each year at Foxcroft 

Other: Successful completion of Wintermission term each year at Foxcroft 

* These requirements may be adjusted for students who do not attend Foxcroft during their freshman or sophomore year.
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An all-girls boarding and day school in Northern Virginia, Foxcroft prepares young women in grades 9-12 for success in college and in life. Our outstanding academic program offers challenging courses, including Advanced Placement classes and an innovative STEM program. Our premiere equestrian program is nationally recognized, and our athletic teams have won conference and state championships. Experience the best in girls' boarding schools: visit Foxcroft.