Academics
Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Middle School Curriculum Guide

Knowledge, Skills, Challenge and Joy

Our middle grades curriculum incorporates a healthy balance of knowledge and skills along with an equal measure of challenge and joy. Our teachers create this curriculum to support the age-specific cognitive and social-emotional needs of 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students.
 

2018-2019 Curriculum Guide

Middle School Academic Policies

A full schedule for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 consists of six academic periods, one elective or enrichment period, and four quarters of Physical Education or participation on a team. Students must be enrolled in a course in every period. Students may not repeat elective or enrichment courses.

Course Requirements for Advancement

List of 3 items.

  • Required eighth grade courses to advance to ninth grade

    To advance to 9th grade, 8th graders must satisfactorily complete:
    • English 8
    • Algebra I or Geometry*
    • Science 8
    • History 8
    • Foreign Language
    • Fine and Performing Arts: one semester art, one semester music, or the Eighth Grade Musical
    • Physical Education or play three team sports
    • Enough electives to complement a full schedule

    *Pre-Algebra in sixth grade, Algebra I in seventh grade, and Geometry in eighth grade are considered out-of-grade placements.
  • Required seventh grade courses to advance to eighth grade

    To advance to 8th grade, 7th graders must satisfactorily complete:
    • English 7
    • Pre-Algebra or Algebra
    • Science 7
    • U.S. History
    • Foreign Language
    • Fine and Performing Arts: one semester art, one semester music
    • Physical Education or play three team sports
    • Enough electives to complement a full schedule
  • Required sixth grade courses to advance to the seventh grade.

    To advance to 7th grade, 6th graders must satisfactorily complete:
    • English 6
    • Math 6 or Pre-Algebra
    • Science 6
    • Geography
    • Foreign Language
    • Fine and Performing Arts: one semester art, one semester music
    • Physical Education
    • Grammar and Composition/Study Skills
    • Life Skills and other electives to complement a full schedule

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146