Intermediate Elementary & Middle School
This is a multi-level group learning environment for core subjects and electives. We place students according to writing ability and maturity but provide appropriate levels of challenge and support as needed.
Intermediate Elementary is available for those ages 9 - 11 that have mastered our Basic Elementary course, are able to write a paragraph, have a good understanding of basic grammar, and are mature enough to complete short assignments in class or at home.
Middle School is for students aged 11 - 13 that are able to write several paragraphs, mature enough to take personal responsibility for themselves and their schoolwork, and are at least in 6th grade math for science class.
Individualized math sessions.
Math concept reinforcement activities.
Bi-weekly Science Labs
Weekly Science Reading and Research assignments.
Weekly History reading and Geography practice.
Weekly Writing and Grammar assignments for ongoing projects.
Logic and Critical Thinking activities.
Small Group setting in which to learn communication and responsibility in a safe and affirming environment.
Individualized lessons are taught and participation in our math concept lab is included. Our Math Concepts Lab incorporates activities, media, games, projects, and critical thinking challenges to enhance learning and provide a rich experience while eliminating gaps in knowledge.
Our Middle School English classes are literature based with an emphasis on creative expression, enjoyment of learning, and progress in oral and written communication skills. This begins in MS English I and moves to MS English II as they progress through the 2-3 years of Middle School classes. Literature, literary elements, writing, spelling, critical thinking, handwriting, grammar, proofreading, and editing are all part of our course of study. As students become ready, they will also learn the standard styles of essay writing, editing skills, advanced literary concepts, speech, and friendly debate in MS English II.
Our Science classes are research and lab-based. Students do all the projects, experiments, demonstrations, and research under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Research and reading may be assigned in between meetings to enhance understanding prior to lab activities.
Our History classes are taught with an emphasis on the story of history, looking at people, events, and facts combined with interesting stories and perspectives of differing groups. Podcasts, reading of historical literature, and minor research may be assigned between class meetings.
Music, art, foreign language, and other electives may be included on a Core day upon request.