Middle School, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades

Our primary goal of the Middle School Program is to provide the widest possible range of
intellectual and social experiences for our early adolescents.

Middle School moves from the classroom setting of the younger grades into more of a departmentalized structure for each of the content areas. The course work becomes more demanding as 8th grade students can begin to earn credits towards their high school requirements. All 8th graders take the ACT Explore Test which helps define their high school 9th grade courses.
Middle School supports the needs of students to question and explore, to define their beliefs and move toward self-reliance. The program is structured to encourage all students to build a sense of personal worth based on competence and meaningful participation. While young adolescents need to discover their own identify, they also need the security of clear boundaries and caring adults willing to serve as their teachers. Our middle school staff members appreciate the young adolescent, understanding the natural development of their changing bodies, emotions, and inquiry which impacts the student’s learning.

Your middle school student’s routine will include:

  • Religion instruction and activities that promote spirituality.
  • Character Development through our Character Counts 6-pillars
  • Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship
  • Language Arts with Literature, Grammar, and lots of Writing
  • Mathematics courses that are designed to address the child’s math level
  • 6th grade mathematics, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, and if needed Geometry
  • Science topics of General Science, Life Science, & Physical Science activities focusing on content and the process of scientific investigation.
  • Social Studies - World History, Ancient History, American History and keeping abreast of Current Events
  • Physical Education with an emphasis on gross motor development, cardio-vascular activities & team sports
  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Enrichment activities that include local and regional competitions unique to middle school

Honors Grading Scale
A= 93%-100%
B=85%-92%
C=77%-84%
D=70%-76%
F=Below 69%

REMINDERS

St John Neumann Reminders

No Reminders at this time.