The Sixth Grade
Our sixth grade program is designed to help students transition from their elementary school experiences into thinking and working as more independent learners. The overarching concept thread throughout the sixth grade is the understanding of cultures, dealing with conflicts and applying this knowledge to real life situations. Students learn note-taking skills, management of workload, and study strategies, which enable them to organize and process new information. Hands-on learning and interdisciplinary activities are central to the sixth grade experience, which incorporates numerous field trips and guest speakers to reinforce classroom work. Students are encouraged to express themselves and to engage in frequent student-centered discussions.