Sixth Grade

6th Grade at Corvian

Philosophy

At Corvian, students who enter middle school are presented with the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge and grow as independent learners. While we certainly teach isolated skills, we also ask students to ponder and reflect upon big ideas that truly matter in the larger picture of life. We provide authentic learning experiences that strengthen a student’s understanding of both themselves as an individual, as well as where they belong in the world around them. Teachers and staff promote this learning through honest dialogue, engaging lessons, and open communication through each student’s middle school year.
 
   

Core Classes

In sixth grade, all students are required to take four core subject classes: math, science, social studies, and language arts. While math and language arts are taught in separate blocks during the day, science and social studies are team taught in one block. This helps provide a smooth transition for students in many aspects, from weekly homework expectations and classwork to projects sprinkled throughout the year. All of these classes are year-long, and students attend each class every day.
 
In order to meet the needs of every student, we provide accelerated, standard, and inclusion classes for math and language arts. These differentiated classes are designed to provide instruction at the appropriate and necessary academic level, and allow students to learn and grow at their own pace

Elective Classes

As a Basic School, it is important that during the middle school years our students are able to explore a variety of different elective class options. The elective classes have been created to progress in a linear fashion, with one building upon the next. In sixth grade, students are provided opportunities to explore year long classes in band or chorus, as well as semester-long Grounded Yoga, PE, Dance/Drama, and Conversational Spanish classes. These are introductory classes, and can be built upon as students progress through both 7th and 8th grade in the following years.
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