English / Language Arts 

  • Read and annotate texts in a variety of genres
  • Build and apply new vocabulary 
  • Identify and interpret literary elements and devices
  • Write expository, argument, and literary analysis essays
  • Use proper grammar and usage conventions in written expression
  • Use text evidence
  • Apply MLS format
  • Presentation skills using a variety of mediums and methods

Math

Grade 7 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
  • Geometric formulas (triangles, parallelograms, circles)
  • Area and volume
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Data analysis and probability

Grade 7 Advanced Pre-Algebra 

  • Multi-step equations and inequalities
  • Linear functions and graphing
  • Factors, fractions, and exponents
  • Ratio, proportion 
  • Percent (compound interest)
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Geometric formulas with prisms, cylinders and pyramids
  • Right triangles in Algebra (Pythagorean Theorem)
  • Radicals
  • Data analysis and probability
  • Nonlinear functions and polynomials

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.

Life Science

  • Six kingdoms of life
  • Ecosystems
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human anatomy

Social Studies

  • Critical evaluation and analysis of primary sources
  • Socratic discussions regarding content
  • Essay assessments
  • Introduction to American history:  Discovery of America to early presidents
  • Persuasive speaking and writing to express opinions about the content learned
  • Cooperative projects
  • Evaluating political cartoons

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

  • The theme of Grade 7 is Jesus Christ - His life, teaching, and continuing presence in the Church.
  • Study of the Gospels/New Testament
  • Invited to make a relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Encouraged to develop Christian attitues and behavior
  • Make the connection that the Jesus they meet in their studies is with them through all life experiences