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.

Mathematics

PLATONIC SOLIDS; algebra; equations; laws of exponents; polynomials; graphing; ratio and proportion; geometry (volume, surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, and irrational numbers). 

English

Research biographical reports; verbals; conjunctions and complex sentences; clauses and phrases; review and consolidation of writing, grammar, and comprehension skills; vocabulary.

Sciences

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. 

Foreign Languages

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.

Handwork

Sewing machine projects.

Woodwork 

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.)

Technology 

Keyboarding (required trimester elective).