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Middle School (6th - 8th)

Middle School (6th– 8th Grades)

 

School Day
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8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Classroom Structure

Self-contained—Core academics

Specialists—Art, Music, Physical Education, and Science Lab

Highlights

Biennial field trip to Washington, D.C., Living History Museum

Curriculum

Language Arts: The four components are literature, grammar, vocabulary, and composition. Literature studies include works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  In grammar, parts of speech and punctuation are studied. For vocabulary, words from the students’ works of literature are used. Composition includes the various prose genre and poetry. Composition knowledge and skills are used in writing pieces for all subjects.

Math: Middle school students study grade level math, including pre-algebra and, when appropriate, algebra 1.

Science: During the middle school years, students study astronomy, botany, physical and earth sciences, and life science.

History:  Old world history, new world history, and U.S. history are rotated during the middle school years. Government and geography are integrated into these classes. Each student writes, memorizes and presents a historical impersonation of a famous person.

Bible: Various topical and book studies are used. Students also memorize Scripture verses.

Logic: As part of our classical education curriculum, logic is taught to eighth grade students. Logic class culminates in learning logical fallacies, giving students tools with which to evaluate what they hear and read in their daily lives.

Music Appreciation: Sixth and seventh grade students learn about the various musical periods, and learn to recognize certain pieces from them, including Baroque and Classical, eventually advancing to modern music.

Art: Beginning in fifth grade and continuing through eighth grade, we explore Art History and the various styles, movements, and artists that have left a lasting impression upon the world.

Computers: Students perfect their keyboarding skills, learn proper use of the Internet, and learn to use various software programs, e.g. Power Point.