Core classes for grades sixth, seventh and eighth include:
- Social Studies
During the course of middle school, students learn about the Old and New Testaments, study the life of Jesus and his teachings, and, in their 8th grade year, they study the history and fundamentals of the Catholic Church.
Students focus on math fundamentals and learn how to apply their knowledge in higher level applications. Students in the 6th grade continue on to pre-algebra in 7th grade and prepare for high school with algebra in the 8th grade.
Writing skills are honed within the middle school, with continued exploration of the writing process and the introduction of MLA formatting. Literature, grammar, spelling, and the ability to cite textual evidence are emphasized to prepare students for high school curriculum.
Every Middle School Science course includes a hands-on laboratory component in compliment of our Next Generation Science Standards, text-supported curriculum. Students will investigate Earth, Life, and Physical Science in sequence, all the while drawing connections among these and other STEM disciplines.
The Social Studies program features a survey of history, beginning with ancient civilizations, continuing with world cultures in 7th grade, and culminating with U.S. history in the 8th grade.
Elective classes are chosen by the students each semester and are offered on a rotational schedule. All classes are for one semester unless otherwise noted. The most recent electives offered include:
Coding and Robotics
Global Issues & Debate
Intro to STEM
Music Theory / Advanced Choir
Spanish I and Advanced Spanish **(full year class)