Students from Years 8 to 10 who choose Music as an elective subject form classes of vertical year levels. Students enter the 8/9Music program from a variety of backgrounds and this approach allows the meeting of each student's specific needs and abilities.
St John's Grammar offers vertical grouping and, in many cases, accelerated programs, for students in senior years to the completion of the SACE Stage 2 course. These courses consist of assessment in solo and ensemble performance, composition and arrangement, musicianship and individual study.
St John's Grammar School offers students the opportunity to experience professional performances, which may be staged at the School or to an outside audience. Performances are selected on the basis of the value to the child's educational development, and highlight the enjoyment that live performance offers.