The Mount Stromlo High School Curriculum is based on the concept of offering a broad education within a structure that allows choice and addresses each individual's interests, needs and strengths.

The school follows the Australian Curriculum framework designated for all schools.  The focus of this curriculum is to develop each student as a learner, a person, a member of the community and a contributor to society.  This is achieved through timetabled classroom programs and the extra-curricular opportunities available for students.

Classroom studies comprise the eight learning areas of:

  • English (including EAL/D - English as an additional language or dialect and Literacy)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HaSS (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Business Studies)
  • The Arts
  • Technology
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Languages (Japanese or French)

Students study seven subjects in each semester (half-year).  Each subject has seven one-hour classes during a fortnight.  In years 7 and 8 students are given the opportunity to study a wide range of units in each area.  This experience supports a smooth transition to high school as well as encouraging wise and informed decision making in subsequent years where students choose from a range of options.