Middle
School

Grade 6 -8

Middle School is an exciting time as students become increasingly independent and take responsibility for their learning.

The Middle School program has four core learning areas: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. From grade 8, students may choose 2 additional electives: Health and Fitness, Digital Citizenship, Digital Storytelling, Theatre, Travel and Hospitality, Spanish or French and Introduction to Programming.

The Green School places equal importance on both social and academic development. Students of Middle School age are in an extremely important developmental stage of their lives. They are constantly making important choices which are connected to developing a sense of self and identity. The culture we actively build in the Middle School is one of collaboration, not compliance. For such a culture to exist and thrive, relationships are the foundation. This starts with the relationship between students and teachers, peers and family.

Middle School students are given more space and time to pursue unique passion projects, participate in extra curricula activities, collaborate with peers and join social clubs such as; Equine Studies, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Photography Club, Service Learning and the Running Club to name a few.

International Accreditation

All Middle and High School courses are accredited by AdvancED (Cognia), the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), USA.

Term 1

13 January – 14 April

Term 2

05 May – 06 August

Term 3

07 September – 03 December

Our Curriculum is

Assessment-Driven

Grade 6
Curriculum

 

Students will work to further develop their skills in writing, reading, and speaking. They will use the six traits of writing to improve their writing and editing skills while working on informative, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive writing styles. Emphasis will be placed on writing a clear and well developed paragraph. Students will undertake a detailed study of grammar learning and applying the eight parts of speech to their writing. Students will gain appreciate for various genres of literature as they read the novels for this course. Through those novels, they will study vocabulary, spelling, and the elements of literature.

 

The sixth grade numeracy curriculum is designed for students to master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions; graphing and statistics; measurement and geometry; ratio, proportion and probability; percent; area and volume; and integers.

 

Students are introduced to basic geography skills, the land, and its people. Students study of the world’s regions using the Five Themes of Geography. The regions include: Location (both absolute and relative), place (the physical and human characteristics), human/ environment interaction (the relationships within places) movement (the mobility of people, goods and ideas) and region (how they form and change).

 

This course covers a variety of scientific areas including life’s structure and function, diversity of life, life and the environment, Earth’s air and water, earth and space, matter, forces, and energy, electricity and magnetism.

Grade 7
Curriculum

 

This course focuses on writing and literature. Students will review the eight parts of speech focusing on usage and applying the rules of grammar to their writing. As students work with functional, narrative, informative, and persuasive styles of writing, emphasis will be put on writing and editing a paper with an introduction, thesis, appropriate transitions, and a conclusion. In literature, students will study the elements of short stories as well as novels. They will further develop their vocabulary and spelling skills through these works of literature as well as use the themes presented to

practice critical thinking skills and make real life applications.

The seventh grade curriculum contains strong mathematical content with real-life connections. This course includes the basic study of: exponents, rounding, place value, metrics, order of operations, using various graphs, adding, subtracting,multiplication, and division of decimals and fractions. It also includes lowest common multiples, greatest common factors and probability. The course will involve integrate algebra throughout.

 

The seventh grade Life Science covers livings things around us serve as the subjects of study for this course, including ecology, cell life and structure, life processes, classification, genetics, and organisms.

The seventh grade social studies course is the second part of a two year survey of United States history. It focuses on the period from 1860 to the present. The changing economic and social structure of the United States in the twentieth century is explored and evaluated. Special emphasis is placed on the evolving role of America as a global military and economic power and the effect of this development on our domestic political agenda. Effort is made to create interdisciplinary lesson plans that coincide with literature concurrently studied in English classes.

Grade 8
Curriculum

Throughout the year, the students will study vocabulary, literature, grammar, research, Internet usage, speech, and writing. The students will read novels in class for literary study; they will also read books and take tests to develop comprehension skills. The speeches and writings will be research based with appropriate documentation.

This course- pre-algebra – includes the basic study of percent applications, exponents, scientific notation, metrics, multi-step problems, lowest common multiples, greatest common factors, fractions, decimals, graphing, geometry, probability and statistics, and two variable equations in algebra.

The eighth grade program looks at the Physical Sciences of chemistry and physics. Here, the major topics are matter and energy, and how they can be changed for the good of man. Subjects covered include the structure of matter, the atom, motion, energy, simple machines, magnetism, waves, light, sound, and energy resources.

 

The eighth grade social studies course is the beginning of a two year survey of United States history. It focuses on the period from the development of the first Native American cultures to the rise of sectional division in the 1850’s. Basic geography skills, current events, and research projects are used to enhance student learning.

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