grade math is a continuation and expansion of the concepts that were introduced
in fifth grade. Students will take a deeper look at geometry, pre-algebra,
statistics, problem solving, and computational skills involving order of operations,
fractions, decimals, and percentages. Opportunities are provided to complete
relevant chapter projects, hands-on labs, activities involving technology, and
interdisciplinary investigations to enhance the classroom experience. This
course is designed to help students gain an appreciation of how math is used in
practical ways in their life and provides them with a strong foundation for
pre-algebra courses in 7th grade.
Sixth Grade Advanced Math includes the topics covered in Sixth Grade Math, as well as material and concepts that will be added as necessary to prepare students for either Seventh Grade Advanced Math or Algebra 1. Students are expected to apply concepts in depth throughout the course and increase critical thinking skills. Placement into Algebra 1 is through departmental recommendation.
Sixth Grade Latin and French is a semester-long course which provides students with an introduction to two of the languages that they have the option of pursuing in middle school and high school. In the first half of the semester, students will study Latin, the root language of the Romance languages. In the second half of the semester, students will study one of the Romance languages, French. In both languages, they will learn about the formation of that language and its influence on English, and how to converse in that language about the following topics: greetings, classroom objects and commands, their families, their homes, food, shopping, cafés, their hobbies, time, weather, seasons, the calendar, colors, numbers, their bodies, and clothing.
The sixth grade is a transition year that allows students
to progress from learning fundamental skills such as throwing, catching,
kicking, striking, running, and jumping to applying these skills in the sports
arena. All fifth graders participate in the following activities throughout the
year; flag football, volleyball, softball, ultimate frisbee, basketball,
badminton, team handball, swimming, fitness testing, strength training,
pickleball, jump rope, soccer, track & field, pillow Polo, tennis.
This semester-long, no-homework course will allow students to design,
build, and program robots to perform various challenges and compete with their
classmates. They will:
sensors, gears, and motors to learn basic concepts in physics, engineering, and
programming; Design and 3D print
- Collaborate with
- Apply the engineering
design process - determine needs, research, develop, and revise – with an
emphasis on experiential learning.
will be offered as a "paired" course with drama. It is limited
to one section of 20 students per semester.
The goal of sixth grade Earth Science is to help students develop an understanding of the earth and its place in space by investigating the world around them through observation, experimentation, and inquiry. Through a variety of science activities, they explore topics such as geology, plate tectonics, the atmosphere and meteorology, the earth’s past history, and astronomy.