Sixth Grade Curriculum:
Welcome to the Sixth Grade We like to think of Grade Six as a special community. We see our mission as one where teachers and parents work together to help students manage the many changes in their lives and develop as thinkers, leaders, friends, citizens, and individuals.
In their academic courses, Sixth Graders learn that the homework they do on their own is just as important as the learning they do together in class. They also learn to conceive and carry out independent long-term academic projects.
The Grade Six academic curriculum offers a rich variety without losing sight of creating age-appropriate, diverse learning experiences. The program is designed as a gradual but increasingly challenging progression where students prepare for a successful transition to Grade Seven. Students develop their organization and time management skills, their ability to generate and reflect upon ideas, their willingness to work in groups, and the skills to present their work in a variety of forms.
Although emphasis is placed on independent learning, individual attention is offered to all students. As students begin to move away from dependence upon parents and other adults, we try to move our students towards a sense of personal responsibility. We hope to develop our students a realistic self-image as well as broaden their perspective on the larger community around them.
Sixth Grade Teachers