Middle School Grades
6th Grade students study matter, energy, and earth science topics. They participate in the school Science Fair and work on composting and starting plants in the school greenhouse. One of the highlights of 6th Grade is being partnered with our Preschool students as Prayer Pals! They meet several times a month to help with crafts, read stories, and provide a familiar face in the hallway! Sixth grade math concepts include number sense, number theory, and measurements such as mass, capacity, temperature, and volume.
During the school year, each grade covers various literary topics, such as plot, theme, characters etc. Students will learn about these topics using novels, as well as their anthologies. Each class focuses on different types of writing. In 6th Grade students review writing good paragraphs, then move on to How-To Presentations. 7th Grade students look at descriptive essays and argumentative essays. 8th Graders focus on business letters and persuasive essay writing. All three classes work on literary analysis at the end of the school year.
In 8th Grade, students prepare for Confirmation using two programs, including Chosen. During this year, students journey through the entire Catholic faith using multimedia presentations, reflections, and discussions to grow closer to God through the Church. In Social Studies, 8th Grade students continue to study American History. They learn about Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and more.