Eighth graders working on a fundraising project where they designed and silk screened shirts to sell.

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 

English

Biographical reports; grammar; literature; composition; vocabulary.

Mathematics

PLATONIC SOLIDS; algebra; equations; laws of exponents; polynomials; graphing; ratio and proportion; geometry; Pythagorean Theorem; 

Sciences

METEOROLOGY; HUMAN ANATOMY; ORGANIC CHEMISTRY; AERODYNAMICS AND HYDRAULICS 

Foreign Languages

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

Handwork

Sewing machine projects

Woodwork 

Three-legged stools 

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

CyberCivics