During the seventh and eighth grade years students explore and begin to own the habits of the lifelong learner in academics, the arts and athletics. These students are just awakening to academic and personal strengths & passions. Students participate in a challenging academic program, developing critical thinking and writing skills. Teachers in every subject guide organization and study skills. Students are placed at the appropriate math level and qualified students will be prepared to progress through AP Calculus in the Upper School. The study of Latin prepares students to learn a modern foreign language and improves understanding of the English language.
Becoming Lifelong Learners
During the seventh and eighth grade years students explore and begin to own the habits of the lifelong learner in academics, the arts and athletics.
Music, art, drama and physical education provide exploration of new ideas and expressions of truth and beauty. Students learn to ‚Äútake the risk‚ÄĚ of participating in sports and drama, developing confidence and creativity. Academic advisors meet individually with students and assist eighth grade students in planning the appropriate course work for high school. Eighth grade students attend a seminar with the college advisor regarding academic expectations for high school and college; students are encouraged to visit colleges with their parents.