• WESLEYAN

Curriculum Overview

The middle school acts as a bridge between the lower and high schools. It is a time for students to begin to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop effective study habits.
In some ways, the middle school experience is similar for every student. In other respects, however, the younger middle school students (grades 5–6) and the older students (grades 7–8) have different routines. They are grouped separately for certain activities to reflect the fact that children in the middle grades have both whole-group and more specialized needs.

Course Descriptions

List of 4 items.

  • 5th Grade Curriculum

    English
    Mathematics
    Science
    History
    Spanish – 1 semester
    Technology – 1 semester
    Bible – 1 semester
    Physical Education – 1 semester

    In addition, the following semester-long electives:
    Drama and Art
    OR one of the following year-long electives:
    Band or Chorus
  • 6th Grade Curriculum

    English
    Mathematics
    Science
    Physical Education
    Geography – 1 semester
    Latin and French – 1 semester
    Technology – 1 semester
    Bible – 9 weeks
    Arts – 9 weeks

    In addition, the following semester-long electives:
    Drama and Robotics
    OR one of the following year-long electives:
    Band or Chorus
  • 7th Grade Curriculum

    English
    Mathematics
    Science
    Physical Education
    Foreign Language (French, Latin, Spanish)
    History – 1 semester
    Bible – 1 semester

    In addition, two of the following semester-long electives:
    Drama, 2D Art, 3D Art, Media Technoloy, or Exploring American Government
    OR one of the following year-long electives:
    Advanced Band or 7th and 8th Grade Chorus
  • 8th Grade Curriculum

    English
    Mathematics
    Science
    Physical Education
    Foreign Language (French, Latin, Spanish)
    History – 1 semester
    Bible – 1 semester

    In addition, two of the following semester-long electives:
    Drama, 2D Art, 3D Art, Media Technoloy, or Topics in 20th Century History
    OR one of the following year-long electives:
    Advanced Art, Advanced Band, or 7th and 8th Grade Chorus
All students take courses in English, math, science, history, and physical education. In middle school, all students in grades 5 through 7 are separated by gender in English and math. At each grade level, there is advanced math for boys and for girls. Students pursue foreign language, Bible, and the arts in configurations that vary by grade level.
The order of daily classes rotates from day to day for all middle school students, providing variety in the routine. Students experience different classrooms and teachers throughout the day, and they attend a weekly chapel service and an assembly or activity period.