What to Expect in Middle School (grades 6th-8th)
Mystery of History- Middle school students study history spanning from the middle ages in 6th grade to the birth of America in 7th and to modern day events in 8th grade. Teachers challenge students intellectually while fostering independence and cultivating critical thinking. An emphasis is placed on debate and logical discussions driven by events in history and how they align with Biblical truth.
Literature and Vocabulary-Students are immersed in rich, classic literature to practice fluency and comprehension skills. Selections include Beowulf, Shakespeare, and The Screwtape Letters. Additionally, students study Latin vocabulary including stems from Michael Clay Thompson’s curriculum.
Composition and Grammar- Using IEW as our guide, students receive explicit instruction in correct paragraph and essay construction, grammar, and poetry. Students practice four-level sentence analysis using Michael Clay Thompson’s collection.
Science (God’s Design and Apologia)- Students learn about our Creator and His creation through the lens of the Bible. At least once a week, the teacher plans a hands-on investigation or experiment. Students also study Christian scientists who have made significant contributions to today’s world.
Saxon Math- This integrated, cyclical, and connected approach provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills.
DISCIPLESHIP & LEADERSHIP- Students participate in whole group Bible instruction which emphasizes steps to be effective Christian leaders. Students are required to commit the Bible to memory. The instructor engages the students in programs such as money management and creating a business model.
Classroom and family come together for "Grandparents Day", "Muffins with Mom" and "Donuts with Dad." At Christmas time, each class performs a number while the end of the year is reserved for "Night of the Stars", a fine arts talent and arts celebration.
Middle school students celebrate “history days” with their elementary buddies!
School of Logic students enjoy lunch and recess together daily.