Middle School (4th – 8th grade)
01 / MATHEMATICS
Students are learning a grade level above their current grade in mathematics. The mathematics curriculum is designed to develop the students’ algebraic and geometric skills for academic and professional purposes. Students are learning pre-algebra in 7th grade, and geometry in 8th grade.
02 / LANGUAGE ARTS
In language arts, the students will explore the study of reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and listening through hands-on exploration, interactive engagement, inquiry, increased integration of technology, and the reading of a variety of literary texts. Students also participate in writing competitions such as the Illinois Young Authors contest.
03 / SCIENCE
The science class is designed to cover the science curriculum standards of Illinois. The course will also prepare students for science literacy through the innovative curriculum of Next Generation Science Standards via STEMscopes.
04 / COMPUTER SCIENCE
Our advanced computer science curriculum prepares our students for high school and beyond. Students will have lessons on digital citizenship as well as designing blogs and website through WordPress. In addition, students are introduced to desktop publishing through Adobe Photoshop and programming with Programing with Alice.
05/ CHARACTER EDUCATION
The objective of character education class is to encourage students to take responsibility for their actions, to familiarize them with good character traits, to place role models before them and to develop good citizens with high moral values.
06 / ARTS
Weekly classes in the art studio offer students a safe space to explore and create art in a caring and nurturing environment. Students will develop language skills as they discuss different art form and the history of art. Students will also learn to work with new mediums and different techniques.
07 / Music
Students will participate in various instrumental classes based on ability. Each week there is one sectional and one full rehearsal to improve their skills with a higher emphasis on Concert Literature.
08 / PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical education plays a critical role in educating the whole student. In middle school, students will participate in three quarters of physical education and one quarter of health education.
09/ FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Student have the option pick one of two foreign language to focus on – Spanish or Turkish. Both courses sought to improve each student’s listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. In addition, the course will also increase the understanding of the history, culture and traditions of the respective countries that speaks that primary language.
10 / SOCIAL STUDIES