Sixth grade is a remarkable time when students enter the realm of abstract thinking, where empathy is enhanced through exposure to important mature topics of social justice, and where students spend their last year being advised primarily by their homeroom teachers. They participate in a robust arts program, try out to participate in interscholastic athletics teams with older students, and spend their first year in an immersive language program. In the fall, sixth graders go off for a 3-day experience at Thompson Island Outward Bound. And in the spring, they write and perform a dramatization of the seminal events in civil rights history, create their own projects rooted in social justice and equity, and learn how music both showcases and complements social movements. Over the course of this important year of adolescence, students grow intellectually and physically and are guided by teachers who appreciate the complexity, challenges, and enchanting opportunities of this age group.
- Freedom Night
- Kindergarten buddies
- Astronomy Night
- Solar cars
- World language three times a week for 50 minutes
- Arts four times a week for 50 minutes (music, visual art, theater, woodworking, and technology)
- Athletics four times a week for 60 minutes