English / Language Arts

  • Comprehend and analyze readings
  • Identify and apply literary elements and devices
  • Build and apply new vocabulary 
  • Apply the writing process to write expository and augment  writing in response to 
  • Literature
  • Use text evidence
  • Apply MLA format

Math

  • Operations with decimals
  • Patterns and variables
  • Number theory 
  • Operations with fractions
  • Ratios, proportions, percent
  • Data and graphs
  • Geometric measurement and formulas
  • Integers
  • Probability
  • Equations and inequalities

Grade 6 Pre-Algebra

  • Algebraic expressions and integers
  • One-step equations and inequalities
  • Decimals and equations
  • Factors, fractions and exponents
  • Operations with fractions and equations
  • Ratios, proportion, and percent
  • Area and volume
  • Data analysis and probability

Science

Each grade in middle school begins the first quarter by reviewing the names and functions of commonly used scientific tools and the steps of scientific method: ask a question, form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, gather and analyze data, and write a conclusion. We discuss why each part of the scientific method is important and how they relate to one another. The students have opportunities throughout the year to practice their skills by conducting experiments using the process and the tools, writing formal and informal lab reports, as well as completing an independent STEM project which they present to the greater community at our annual STEM fair.

Earth Science

  • Solar system
  • Layers of the Earth and plate tectonics
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Weathering, erosion, soil science
  • Climate

Social Studies

  •  Examining how to read a textbook
  •  Introduction to note-taking and independent study skills
  • Studying the discovery of human civilizations
  • Introduction to map skills, analyzing primary sources vs. secondary sources
  • Comparing cultures and ancient civilizations from around the globe

World Language

  • Emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • Focus on equipping students linguistically and culturally in an increasingly global community
  • Vocabulary and grammar is taught in meaningful context for real communicative purposes
  • Units based on themes
  • Coursework equivalent to Level 1 High School Spanish

Religion

  • Study the roots of our faith in the Old Testament
  • Learn about God's promises to Abraham, Moses and the prophets
  • Understand God is the savior and liberator we can count on to care for us and guide us
  • Make the connection of faith that the Lord is our God and calls us to be His people