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. Please speak with your class and subject teachers for specific details regarding curriculum content.
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 2–3 times weekly.
ALGEBRA; signed numbers; statistics; powers and roots; order of operations; area; pi and circumference; metric conversions; the Golden Mean.
POETRY; short story writing; book/research reports; verb tenses; sentence patterns and diagramming; themes and dramatic tensions in literature; vocabulary.
PHYSICS (electricity, mechanics); HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY; INORGANIC CHEMISTRY.
History and Social Studies
RENAISSANCE; AGE OF EXPLORATION; geography of Europe and Asia.
Spanish or German.
Fine and Applied Arts
PERSPECTIVE DRAWING; Renaissance Masters.
Music and Performing Arts
CLASS PLAY; morning music; combined Grade 7 and 8 orchestra, flute ensemble, or guitar.
Waldorf-style dolls with biographies.
Wall clocks; hand planing and relief carving.
Eurythmy, Movement, Outdoor Education, and Electives
Morning movement; combined Grade 7 and 8 outdoor education (including rock climbing, canoeing, and dancing/cotillion); combined Grade 7 and 8 trimester electives (including fencing, archery, clay, gardening, yoga, painting, etc.).
Keyboarding (trimester elective).