Science Clinic

Science Clinic runs every Wednesday from 3:45pm to 4:30 pm in room 265. 

All science students are encouraged to attend regularly for help with specific difficulties, an opportunity to make up missed labs (by appointment only), or to work on assignments, lab reports and daily homework in a relaxed setting. Several science teachers are on hand each week to assist.


Science Courses

Prerequisite Chart for Science, Grades 9-12 as outlined in the Ontario Science Curriculum. For the various Science courses offered at St. Mary, please visit the COURSE CALENDAR on myBlueprint.

Flow chart with Grade 9 to 12 Science courses 

Speciality courses offered:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Forensic Science (IDC4U3)
  • Health Studies (SNC4M1)

Note: As of September 2022, Grade 9 De-streamed Science (SNC1W) replaces Science, Grade 9, Academic (SNC1D) and Science, Grade 9, Applied (SNC1P). 

Science Department Policies

Science Safety Contract

Alternative and Enrichment Education

  • Deep River Science Academy: Advanced public understanding of science and engineering developed by engaging students across Canada in research and development in partnership with educators, industry and government.
  • Hamilton Health Sciences: High School Health Research Bursary Program - An invaluable opportunity for top high school science students in grades 11 and 12 to apply for a seven-week summer internship placement program working alongside Hamilton world-class researchers and team members in July - August. Applications are due in April
  • Ontario Science Centre - Science School: Spend an enriching semester at the Ontario Science Centre Science School and earn Grade 12 University Preparation science and mathematics credits!
  • SHAD: Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 600+ students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering & math).
  • Toronto Zoo Summer School: Earn your Grade 11 Biology, University Preparation (SB13U) credit at the Toronto Zoo! This unique learning experience engages students through interactive learning opportunities, behind-the-scenes tours, career discussions with Zoo staff, and formal classroom lessons.
  • University of Toronto - Summer Mentorship Program: The Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences at the University of Toronto over four weeks in July. Students get hands-on experience through lab work, lectures and special projects, discover university education and professional careers in the health sciences, and earn a credit towards your high school diploma - GLN4O - Navigating the Workplace.
  • University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine's Youth Summer Program: Every summer, high school students are offered an exclusive glimpse into the world of medicine and medical research by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. The Med YSP features four one-week-long modules in the fields of Physiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Microbiology. These modules are open to students in grades 10 and 11. Our fifth module offers students the unique opportunity to experience firsthand what it is like to do research in a scientist's lab! This three-week Research Module is open to students currently enrolled in grades 11 and 12. 


Contact us

For more information, contact Ms. B. Tyler, Curriculum Chair (ext. 56039).