Sixth Grade

Sixth grade studies are designed to inspire the intellect, stir the emotions, and harness the physical abilities of the young adolescent. Roman and medieval history is surveyed, as students study the fall of Troy, the Roman republic and empire, the advent of Christianity, The Crusades, and the rise of Islam. In science, astronomy, geology, mineralogy, and physics (acoustics, optics, thermal energy) are explored. Students learn to use compasses and rulers to create precise geometric forms, including hexagons, dodecagons, pentagons, and 24-sided polygons. In math, students deepen their knowledge of pre-algebra, algebra, business math, and geometry. The language arts focus during this year is writing for various purposes, including research, creative writing, and preparation for debates.