Mr. Bixby’s sixth grade students focus on Earth science. This will include studying rocks, minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, the atmosphere, weather, and the climate. The sixth grade goes to Walker Creek Outdoor School for a four-day, three-night program.
In Mr. Strange’s 7th and 8th grades, biology and physical are exacting subjects and designed to challenge students of all abilities. In addition to academic content and application students will be encouraged to develop personal discipline, organizational skills, good study habits and most important, the desire to learn. It is here in the middle school that all the essential success tools are introduced so that when they move on to high school they have all the necessary skills in place for use when it really counts. Although we promise a world-class education we do not promise an outcome. Good grades are earned.
Classes are based on a framework of inquiry-based learning within a highly integrated curriculum. For example, when we are learning about classical Newtonian mechanics in science we use techniques used to solve systems of linear equations learned in algebra and throughout the year there is a constant effort to find the connections and real life applications for our studies.
There is every effort to differentiate the learning styles and individual needs of each child in the middle school. Still, every effort is made to challenge students.
We embrace the ideals of a caring learning community joining students everywhere in developing healthy positive attitudes toward ourselves, other people, and the world around us! Confidence, respect, cooperation, compassion and leadership are just a few of the attitudes of the Saint Isabella School student.