Class 7 and 8
Seventh grade cultivates questioning and the emotional vitality of the young adolescent. Emerging from the Dark Ages, students intensively study the Age of Enlightenment and the Renaissance.
Learning of the cultural accolades and triumphs of new thinking and new paradigms, the seventh grader is enlivened with a new age of wide scientific inquiry and exploration. With a foundation and appreciation of exact observation and precise measurement, the students see and experience the fruits of the evolving scientific method found in the robust blocks of physics 1, physiology, inorganic chemistry, and expanded astronomy. Algebra is introduced as a formal discipline, and geometry continues coupled with perspective drawing and pattern recognition. World geography is presented as a disciplined science. The language arts continue with biographies, ballads and tales of adventure and exploration that correlate to both the main lesson and ongoing skills, which are practiced daily.
The seventh grader enjoys discovering and growing new perspectives of the universe around them, which in turn empowers the student with a love of truth.
Creative writing and continuing grammar studies; Literature studies and report writing; introductory algebra; perspective drawing; continuing geometry; physics 1, human physiology; inorganic chemistry; history of the Renaissance and the Age of Exploration; astronomy expanded to world geography.
Movement, eurythmy, woodworking, sewing, Spanish, singing, strings and recorder.