Grades 7 & 8
Junior high students approach reading and writing through daily vocabulary lessons integrated with grammar concepts, an exploration of a variety of writing genres and building skills as researchers and essayists throughout the year applying the Six Plus One traits of writing. Students learn speaking and listening skills through an annual student-produced program and through the participation in forensics, a public speaking and performing competition.
In Social Studies, students study ancient history through modern times in a two-year cycle. Other units of study focus on geography, world religions and economics. Students learn a variety of note-taking skills as they prepare posters, PowerPoint presentations and models as final projects.
Our math curriculum is a hands-on, project-based program based on the Connected Math series. The program stresses a fundamental understanding of algebraic principles that will be the foundation of higher-level math skills. Science combines research skills and a project-based curriculum to engage the whole child. Students complete a two-year curriculum that includes biology, earth science, astronomy and chemistry.