Grades 5-6 Intermediate Program
Students in our Grade 5-6 program, our Intermediate Grades Program, experience that period of growth between childhood and adulthood called adolescence. Students are ready to apply foundational skills learned earlier and develop abstract thinking ability. 21st Tools for 21st Century Skills
In order to develop 21st century skills, such tools as NoodleTools, Webspiration, Wikis, and online forums and discussions are used in all areas of our grade 5 and 6 curriculum. Each classroom is outfitted with SMARTboards, and all students have access to laptops to help facilitate learning.
Prior to fifth and sixth grade, students learned to read —
now they read to learn. Study skills are paramount during this period. Teachers guide students in how to conduct research, take notes, write paragraphs, organize time, study for tests, and answer essay questions. Developing Leadership Skills for Middle School
With increased maturity comes more opportunities for leadership. We encourage young men and women to look beyond themselves in service to others. A change in uniform is a symbol of this new growth and development, and grade 6 students are invited to run for elected office on the Executive Board of our Student Council.