Students in grades 6-8 attend classes at the San Marino campus, where they can progress at their own pace in a personalized, challenging curriculum. Classes are grouped by achievement rather than grade level, and are limited to 8-12 boys and girls. The curriculum includes:
Reading and Language Arts
Daily work in grammar, spelling, reading, speech, and writing. The journalism class produces a middle school newspaper using desktop publishing.
History and Geography
Survey of United States history, alternating with world geography. Extensive written and visual projects help strengthen concepts.
Individualized work in modern Math principles. Advanced students take Algebra I.
Two-year cycle alternating life and physical sciences. Text and lab work included.
Hands-on computer skills including word-processing and Internet search.
Daily class taught by specialists, building individual and team skills. Student athletes are encouraged to join junior varsity teams.
Art and Music
Various creative experiences in multi-media projects and in choral and instrumental music, taught by specialists in each field.
Middle School students travel to the Beaver Creek Ranch Campus for the last week of April.