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.
PLATONIC SOLIDS; algebra; equations; laws of exponents; polynomials; graphing; ratio and proportion; geometry (volume, surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, and irrational numbers).
Research biographical reports; verbals; conjunctions and complex sentences; clauses and phrases; review and consolidation of writing, grammar, and comprehension skills; vocabulary.
METEOROLOGY; HUMAN ANATOMY; ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; AERODYNAMICS AND HYDRAULICS (optional).
History and Social Studies
AMERICAN AND OTHER REVOLUTIONS; 18th – 21st centuries; world geography; GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE OF AFRICA.
Spanish or German.
Fine and Applied Arts
Printmaking; veil painting; color and black and white transformation.
Music and Performing Arts
CLASS PLAY; morning music; combined Grade 7 and 8 orchestra, flute ensemble, or guitar.
Sewing machine projects.
Three-legged stools; draw knives and various other tools.
Eurythmy, Movement, Outdoor Education, and Electives
Eurythmy; 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, gardening, yoga, painting, clay, etc.)
Keyboarding (required trimester elective).