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Sixth Grade Courses


This course helps students to understand general concepts related to the earth. The course focuses on topics related to the earth's structure, history, and climate. Students use scientific methods, activities, and projects to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Students use the acquired knowledge and skills to develop and present science fair projects.

This course integrates a comprehensive grammar, writing, and vocabulary curriculum. It enables students to master grammar, improve writing skills, and increase vocabulary through instruction, practice exercises, and assessments. The course is aligned with national curriculum standards and taught through the lens of a Catholic worldview.

This course introduces students to using an Apple iPad. Students also learn how to use Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The course includes weekly keyboarding lessons. Skills learned include problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

In this course we strengthen and expand our understanding of familiar mathematical concepts while learning new skills. Examples of topics covered include percents, rational numbers, and unit rates. We will also start to explore Algebraic and Geometric concepts like expressions, integers, surface area, and volume. Students will have numerous opportunities to apply the concepts learned in class to activities and projects that encourage critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving.

In this course we read a variety of novels both independently and as a class. Throughout the year we have opportunities to participate in thoughtful debate, critical thinking, and problem solving in group and individual settings. We also complete a variety of hands-on projects that incorporate concepts like creative writing, analysis, and art.

This course is devoted to the study of God's saving love as it is revealed in Sacred Scripture, particularly the Old Testament. Students increase their knowledge of salvation history, come to appreciate the Old Testament, and deepen their covenant relationship with God. Each lesson integrates Scripture, Catholic doctrine, and the Church's social teachings.

United States Studies: Industrial Revolution-Present

Visual Art
Full Year/Once Weekly

This course is designed to teach students the elements of art and the principles of design. Students create many hands-on projects in drawing, painting, printing, collage, fiber arts, and sculpture. This class increases student understanding of the visual arts and teaches them how to apply art terminology and techniques. Students meet once a week to cover course material. Projects take one or several class periods to complete, and an electronic portfolio will be available on Artsonia.