The 7th Grade builds a lime kiln during an Inorganic Chemistry main lesson block.

Note: Each class teacher approaches this general curriculum guide with the freedom to shift and cater it to the particular group of students he or she is teaching. 

Capital letters indicate main lessons, which are taught in 3–4 week blocks of daily double-period class sessions. In grades 6–8, mathematics and English studies are supplemented by skills classes meeting 2–4 times weekly.

History and Social Studies 

RENAISSANCE; AGE OF EXPLORATION; geography of Europe and Africa

English

POETRY; grammar; short story writing; book/research reports; sentence diagramming; literature; editing and revising; vocabulary

Mathematics

ALGEBRA; signed numbers; statistics; powers and roots; order of operations; area; pi and circumference; metric conversions; Golden Mean

Sciences

PHYSICS (electricity, mechanics); HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY; INORGANIC CHEMISTRY.

Foreign Languages

Spanish or German.

Fine and Applied Arts

Perspective drawing; Renaissance Masters; portrait drawing; pastels and colored pencils; clay modeling

Music and Performing Arts

CLASS PLAY; Grades 7 & 8 orchestra, flute ensemble, or guitar; Grades 7 & 8 Chorus

Handwork 

Handmade dolls with biographies.

Woodwork

Wall clocks; plane craft 

Eurythmy

forms; poetry; stories; musical compositions; rods

Movement 

Games; basketball; soccer; relays; balance and coordination exercises

Active and Outdoor Education

Combined Grades 7 and 8; rock climbing, canoeing, biking, kayaking, hiking, and ice skating; outdoor camping and wilderness skills including edible plants, fires, and shelter building, first aid, orienteering; cotillion and folk dancing

Technology

Keyboarding; CyberCivics; computer research