On a rotating basis middle school students take Civics, World Religions, and US History. US History will be taught in Spanish if students have a strong enough language background.
Civics is taught from a global perspective and will be a global study of citizenship, human rights, and various government structures, concentrating on our system of government in the United States. We will respectfully look at issues from various viewpoints.
World Religions is taught from an open, respectful, and as neutral as possible point of view. Students will take field trips to the VMFA's Asia and Medieval galleries, and to a variety of places of worship. They will have the chance to interact with guest speakers.
Sixth grade students solidify the foundations of arithmetic, fractions, decimals, geometry, problem solving skills, beginning algebra and statistics.
Seventh and eighth grade students study Algebra and Geometry. Geometry studies are integrated into the studies of architecture, and Islamic, Medieval and Renaissance art studied in Art History.
High School Algebra I is taken in 8th grade for high school credit.
Earth Science is taught in Spanish, if students have a strong Spanish background, and World Geography
– Astronomy and Meteorology: The night sky observed with a nightly sketch journal. Field Trip to Planetarium.
– Geology – rocks, minerals of the earth and geological landscape art.
Possible Trip and hike to rock formations and caverns.
- World Geography and Environmental Science
7th & 8th grades: Life Science, Chemistry, and Physics - taught in German
Using a German curriculum designed for integrating refugees and new learners of German into standard middle school science classrooms, biologie, chemistry, and physics are studied on a trimester basis each year.