Curriculum: Middle School
Middle School: 6th Through 8th Grade
Our Middle School program focuses on preparing our students for studies at the high school level and beyond. Students participate in academically rigorous classes taught by subject-specific teachers. Midyear and final exams provide students with the opportunity to synthesize and demonstrate their learning over an extended period of time. Students develop important study skills and habits.
Students learn and utilize 21st Century skills through our one-to-one Chromebook program. Teachers deliver instruction via engaging and meaningful media. Students practice skills independently, communicate with teachers, and collaborate with each other.
The primary resources for the Religion program are: Sacred Scripture, the Image of God series, Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body program, and The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Literature program provides students with cross-curricular novel units combined with literature from the Glencoe Reading series.
The Language Arts program includes grammar and writing. Resources for this subject draw from the Glencoe Grammar series, the Excellence In Writing program, Wordly Wise, and Simple Solutions Grammar.
The Math program is differentiated into two tracks: on-level and advanced. Advanced placement includes 7th Grade Pre-Algebra and 8th Grade Algebra. Math Connects by Macmillan-McGraw-Hill is the primary resource. Simple Solutions is a secondary resource.
The Science program follows the Next Generation Science Standards. 6th Grade focuses on Earth Science, 7th Grade focuses on Life Science, and 8th Grade focuses on Physical Science. The STEMScopes series provides the foundational scope and sequence of the units of study and is supplemented by experiments and other hands-on activities. The Science Fair experience (7th Grade) and Science Olympiad program provide additional venues of learning for students.
The Social Studies program utilizes a variety of texts and primary and secondary sources. Students gain knowledge in both history and geography through interactive note-taking and project-based activities.
Optional after school SSAT prep/tutorial are offered to students in the 7th and 8th grade.