Middle School

The Middle School years bridge the basic skill foundation of Lower School and rigorous curriculum of Upper School. There is an emphasis on building character and nurturing individual confidence. Students look into special interests, such as foreign language, interscholastic sports, band, orchestra, and community service.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE OFFERINGS:

English
English 6
English 7
English 8

Social Studies
6th:  U.S. History
7th:  Civics
8th:  Ancient World History

Science
6th:  Life Science
7th:  Earth Science
8th:  Physical Science

Math
General Math 6
Pre-Algebra 6
Pre-IB2 (6)
General Math 7
Pre-Algebra 7
Algebra I (7)
Pre-IB3   (7)
Pre-Algebra 8
Algebra I   (8)
Geometry 8
Pre-IB4 (8)

PE
Grades 6, 7, 8
Sex Education (7)

Languages Grade 8
Spanish
Japanese
Chinese

Other Courses
Religion
Music
Art
Computer
Drama

GRADING SYSTEM

Report cards are issued on a quarterly basis. At mid-quarter, interim reports are sent home to inform parents of the students’ progress. This provides ample time to improve performance and correct concerns that get in the way of a student’s progress before the quarter ends. Grading Symbols:

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6 – 8)
St. John’s School academic grades apply and are as set forth below:

PERCENTAGE GRADE
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
Below 60 F