Grade 6 students will participate in Intro to Middle School in the first quarter, designed to support students transitioning to the upper school. This course lays the foundation for a successful transition from elementary to the more rigorous demands of middle school. It also includes a focus on organizational and study skills.
During their first trimester, sixth graders will participate in a
drama class designed to build confidence, community, and interpersonal
skills during the early months when the school community is first coming
together. The first trimester will also feature a World Languages
Exploratory class in which students explore their choices for World
Language study in order to identify which language to pursue for the
duration of their Upper School experience.
Finally, a co-teaching model will be used in sixth grade math
classrooms, with special educators and math content specialists teaming
to increase individualized attention for every student. In addition to
providing individual challenge, these extended periods will help upper
schools close gaps for students entering from the variety of CPS
elementary programs, and ensure that all upper school students are
prepared to access the rigors of the Grade 7 program.
Learn more about the Sixth Grade Curriculum in:
View the Grade 6 Classroom web site >>