Middle School

The middle school brings new traditions and transitions for our students – the changing of classes, homeroom, and lockers.  Our middle schoolers also enjoy a monthly Club Day allowing them to explore their interests and further develop their leadership skills.  Our students have eight class periods per day allowing for a rigorous course load that includes a fine art/exploratory component.

Our daily middle school curriculum is the curriculum utilized by the advanced/gifted program in our city school system.  Therefore, all of our middle school students study at an advanced/gifted level.  To view the middle school curriculum, please visit the Office of Catholic Schools and select School Curriculum.

6th Grade Course Offerings
Language Arts: Grammar, Vocabulary,  Literature
Mathematics: 6 Advanced or Regular
Science: Life Science
Social Studies: Culture and Geography of Latin America (Mexico/ Central America)
Religion: Examination of the Old Testament
Physical Education/Health
Fine Art/Exploratory: Art, Band, Strings, Music Appreciation,  Technology, Spanish, Creative Writing, or Study Hall

7th Grade Course Offerings
Language Arts: Grammar, Vocabulary,  Literature
Mathematics:  Math 7 or Pre-Algebra
Science: Physical Science
Social Studies: Culture and Geography of Europe, Asia & North America
Religion: The Gospels
Physical Education/Health
Fine Art/Exploratory: Art, Band, Strings, Music Appreciation, Technology, Spanish, Creative Writing, Leadership, or Study Hall

8th Grade Course Offerings
English 8: Grammar, Vocabulary,  Literature
Mathematics: Math 8, Algebra 1*/**
Science: Geo Science or Earth Science
Civics: Modern Social Studies (First Semester): Reconstruction through World War II; Civics (Second  Semester)
Religion: History of the Catholic Church
Foreign Language: Latin**, Spanish**
Physical Education/Health
Fine Art/Exploratory: Art, Band, Strings, Music Appreciation, Technology, Visual Arts, Leadership or Study Hall

The Scantron Standardized Test is administered to the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  The Acre Test for Religious Education is administered to 8th grade.
*Academically eligible math students are challenged through acceleration to the next grade level.
*High school credit is given pending successful completion.