Middle Schoolers study the New International Version (NIV) or the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible from beginning to end. Using a curriculum from Christian Schools International, 6th graders study Creation through the time of King David. Our 7th graders study the reign of Solomon through the book of Nehemiah. And our 8th graders review the Inter-testamental period through the book of Revelation.
Students explore and practice various art media, focus on art elements and principles, learn to recognize and appreciate art and complete art projects designed for success at any ability.
Middle schoolers use the Interactive Science Curriculum to cover units on the nature of science, earth and space science, physical science and life science.
Our students visit the library weekly to learn about identifying types of books, how to locate books within a library and to check out books to take home to help them understand responsible library use.
Students begin to learn the basics of writing. They begin by learning how to write paragraphs, stories and the research process. Then our students progress to writing poetry, letters, a variety of essays and persuasive pieces. By 8th grade, students move to concepts such as pre writing, editing, rewriting and publishing. We extensively use computers and electronic media to cover these topics.
Middle schoolers continue work on weekly spelling tests and also learn word definitions.
During their middle school years, students focus on vocabulary, comprehension, word structure, decoding skills and clarifying. Starting in 7th grade, students will read two novels each year as a part of their literature curriculum.
Our 6th and 7th graders study geography as well as topics such as the ancient world, medieval times, and history of other countries as well as current events. Our 8th graders focus on U.S. history and current events.
We use the Holt Traditions curriculum to guide middle schoolers as they work with sentence components, grammar, parts of speech and sentence structure.
Students in grades 6th-8th review whole numbers, patterns, decimals, factions, geometry, measurement, graphing and algebra.
Students participate in physical education 40 minutes, two to three times a week.
Our 6th graders have the opportunity to participate in intermediate band and all students are a part of the choir where they study music reading skills. The 7th-8th grade students can choose to participate in advanced band and all students also participate in choir.
In 6th grade, students master keyboarding and begin the introduction to hypermedia, word processing, software and online research. Our 7th – 8th graders progress into concepts such as drawing tools, text boxes, tables and desktop publishing. Computer use is integrated into all aspects of curriculum and not simply a separate curriculum subject.