6th Grade

Four 7th grade students and teachers wear safety goggles as they complete a scientific lab experiment

In this transitional year, students are expected to be more personally responsible for time management and self-advocacy. They are supported by their teachers who help them move from concrete to abstract thinking.

All sixth graders take Transitions, which teaches and supports sixth graders in all areas leading to student success. They learn how to organize, plan, and prepare their schedules with regard to navigating homework, co-curricular commitments, and the rhythm of the school day.

Building community is a primary focus in the sixth grade. Students are developing critical thinking skills and habits of the mind. Teachers facilitate the growth of each student’s abstract thinking and logical reasoning Skills like empathy, team-building, and inclusion are accomplished through grade level retreats, meetings, and classes. This takes place in all aspects of the sixth grade experience, including cross-curricular projects, field trips, and a whole class trip to Camp Kiwanilong.

Sixth Grade Curriculum