​Advanced Placement at St.Malachy's

Academic Excellence at STM 

St. Malachy’s Memorial High School has been an AP school since 1999 and became the first Advanced Placement Capstone School in Atlantic Canada in 2015.  We have a long and proud history of running an extensive AP program in N.B. and rank in the top 10 of public schools offering the AP program in Canada!  ​


STM Tradition of Excellence 

AP School since 1999 

14 AP Courses offered  

94 AP Scholars 

58 AP Scholars with Honours 

32 AP Scholars with Distinction 

13 National Scholars 

Top 1% Ranking in Canada 



Strong Enrollment in STM’s AP Program 

   STM has many choices for AP courses and exams led by talented and experienced                      educators including:  

AP Biology 

AP Calculus AB  

AP Calculus BC 

AP Comparative Politics 

​AP Drawing 

AP English Language 

AP English Literature  

AP European History 

AP French Language and Culture Exam 

AP Physics 

AP Research 

AP Seminar 

AP 2-D Art and Design  


STM’s AP program offers students flexibility, choice, and the opportunity to personalize learning as students can select one or many AP courses depending on their interests. We are adding additional AP course and exam opportunities next year as STM’s AP program is continuously growing.

​ High Achievement & Results at STM 

In the last 4 years, 94% of STM AP students gained university credit by attaining an AP score of 3 or higher.  


STM consistently attains well above the provincial average for student success ratesMore than a dozen exam offerings attained a 100% student success rate in 2020.  


AP Scholars 

AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.  


Last year alone14 STM students attained AP scholar awards with 4 STM students recognized as Canadian National AP Scholars. This award celebrates students receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams.​ 

AP Capstone ​​

St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is among the few Canadian high schools who offer the AP Capstone program and we have three trained and experienced teachers. 

We were the first school in Atlantic Canada to offer the full advanced placement Capstone Diploma and the only one thus far to graduate students in this program.   


In 2020, 90% of AP Seminar students in New Brunswick chose STM to begin their Capstone Program and we had a 100% success rate which is 19% above the global AP score. 


This year alone, STM’s enrollment of students seeking to attain the AP Seminar and Research Certificate has doubled and students will sit for exams in May to determine AP Capstone Diploma recipients.  



STM Student Perspective 


“Taking the AP Capstone program improved my writing capabilities and matured my thinking patters to include more complex analysis. The rigour of AP Research prepared me for the immense amount of reading and writing required for a seamless transition to university” -Aliva Warr, former STM AP Capstone student now studying international relations at Mount Allison University.    


“Not only did STM’s AP program inspire me through its challenging environment, but it has allowed me to succeed in university both academically and socially. The incredibly talented AP teachers encouraged me to strive for excellence with socratic teaching styles and they showed they cared about my goals by offering many great learning opportunities that made my post-secondary aspirations a reality.” -J.P. Dobbelystein, former AP student now studying Health Sciences at UNB