Junior High

By the sixth grade, students are well into the "logic" stage of the classical curriculum. Junior high school students begin to show more interest in the "Why?" behind the facts. Students are capable of forming abstract thoughts and detecting causal relationships between topics. During these years, children are challenged to rationally explain a particular fact, connect it to another related idea, or even evaluate how significant the fact truly is. Writing composition is a key component of the educational model during these years. Creating thesis statements, paragraph construction, developing supporting evidence, and logically organizing a five-paragraph essay are highly emphasized throughout all of the humanities subjects. Expanding vocabulary is also extremely important in order to handle the rigors of college preparatory, liberal arts High School curriculum. In mathematics, students polish off their algebraic skills in order to take more challenging math courses by the end of high school. Students are also taught how to explain why a particular event or idea in history happened, and why it shaped the way we think today.

College Board Assessment Data

PSAT 8/9 2019 Results
Total Score
MRA Mean Score
National Mean Score
Point Difference
43 4
MRA Met Both Benchmarks
55% 91%
National Met Both Benchmarks
44% 65% 48%

Grade 6 Course Sequence 

  • Catechesis I
  • Foundations of Math I or II
  • Literature and Composition I
  • Fundamentals of Latin
  • Computer Science
  • American History
  • 6 Art
  • 6 Music
  • 6 Physical Education

Grade 7 Course Sequence 

  • Catechesis II
  • Foundations of Math I or II, or Pre-Algebra
  • Literature and Composition II
  • Astronomy
  • Christian Civilization I 
  • Intro to Latin
  • 7 Art
  • 7 Music
  • 7 Physical Education

Grade 8 Course Sequence 

  • Catechesis III
  • Pre-Algebra or Algebra I 
  • Literature and Composition III
  • Physical Science
  • Christian Civilization II 
  • Latin I
  • 8 Art
  • 8 Music
  • 8 Physical Education