Middle School Math and Science

Middle School Mathematics: 
Sixth grade students  solidify the foundations of arithmetic, fractions, decimals, geometry, problem solving skills, beginning algebra and  statistics program.  

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.  Advanced seventh grade students may enroll in Algebra I as well. 

Middle School Science

5th or 6th grade:  Earth Science 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: Biology/Human Anatomy, 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.