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 2–3 times weekly.
History and Social Studies
AMERICAN AND OTHER REVOLUTIONS; 18th – 21st centuries; world geography; geography of Asia
Biographical reports; grammar; literature; composition; vocabulary.
PLATONIC SOLIDS; algebra; equations; laws of exponents; polynomials; graphing; ratio and proportion; geometry; Pythagorean Theorem;
METEOROLOGY; HUMAN ANATOMY; ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; AERODYNAMICS AND HYDRAULICS
Spanish or German.
Fine and Applied Arts
Printmaking; veil painting; color and black and white transformation; human figure; pastels; clay modeling
Music and Performing Arts
CLASS PLAY; Grades 7 & 8 orchestra, flute ensemble, or guitar; Grades 7 & 8 Chorus
Sewing machine projects
forms; poetry; stories; musical compositions; rods
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