Middle School Traditions

Grade 6 - Grade 8

Middle School is the bridge to high school with an emphasis in grade six on study skills and organization in preparation for the challenging courses taken in seventh and eighth grades. All students continue with the school’s core curriculum, including two English classes per day, but in the seventh and eighth grades, students also begin the study of Latin, completing high school level Latin I, and take high school level Spanish I or French I. Math instruction is geared to a student’s ability and experience. Thus, a student in eighth grade, depending on the math he or she has already had, could enroll in Pre-algebra, Algebra, or Geometry.