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Middle School Program

Our middle school students continue focusing their studies through the Main Lesson, the cornerstone of Waldorf education. Main Lessons are taught in blocks based on one topic and usually last three to five weeks, for two hours a day.  Block scheduling allows teachers and students to intensively focus on a particular academic area.  Material is presented in various styles, allows for time to examine connections to other disciplines, and incorporate the arts.  Each day, in addition to the Main Lesson, students have classes taught by specialized subject teachers culminating in a fully-rounded education that develops the whole child.

Subject Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Language Arts
Biography
Drama
Creative Writing
Active & Passive Voice
Fact & Opinion
Drama
Research Reports w/Bibliography
Writing Poetry
Creative Writing
Novels
Drama
Note Taking
Proofreading & Editing
Research Project
History & Culture
Ancient Rome
Medieval History
World Geography
The Renaissance
The Reformation
World Geography
US History (1600-Present)
World Geography
World Languages Spanish, German Spanish, German Spanish or German
Mathematics
Geometry
Business Math
Decimals & Percents
Metric Conversion
Geometry
Bookkeeping
Ratios
Powers, Roots & Exponents
Positive & Negative
Intro to Algebra
Pre-Algebra & Algebra
Geometry, Platonic Solids
Graphs & Grids
Order of Operation
Science
Geology
Physics
Astronomy
Chemistry
Physics & Mechanics
Astronomy
Physiology
Health/Nutrition
Chemistry
Physics
Anatomy
Meterology
Music
Orchestra
Recorder
Choral Singing
Orchestra
Recorder
Choral Singing
Orchestra
Recorder
Choral Singing
Fine Arts
Watercolor Painting
Black & White Drawing
Pen & Ink
Soft Pastels
Pointillism
Clay Modeling
Watercolor Painting
Perspective Drawing
Renaissance Portraits
Clay Modeling
Set Design
Watercolor/Oil/Mixed Media Painting
Mixed Media/Pen & Pencil Drawing
Clay Modeling/Sculpture
Set Design
Handwork
Sewing
Woodworking
Hand Sewing
Woodworking
Machine Sewing
Woodworking
Eurythmy Eurythmy Eurythmy Eurythmy
Movement Group Games with Refinement of Game Rule Development
Group Games
Movement Precision
Core Strengthening
Group Games
Core Strengthening
Team-building Skills

 

Extracurriculars

We recognize the value in pursuing interests outside of class time.  Many of our students have passions and interests that they explore on their own.  Additionally, we offer several extracurricular activities for students to pursue with their classmates. In addition to those listed below, we will consider other possibilities, if student and parent interest is sufficient.

After-school athletic offerings include both non-competitive and competitive options.  The Sports Club offers an athletic program in a non-competitive atmosphere that helps to prepare students for competitive sports.  Competitive team sports include Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball and Track. Our program emphasizes healthy competition, teamwork and support, enjoyment and physical development.

Robotics Club helps middle school students explore robot building and encourages a love for technology. Students learn to write, test, and debug code, as well as design, build and drive our robot in preparation for team competition. The team also joins the high school team and other robotics teams in workshops, camps, and build sessions throughout the year.