Middle School: Grades 6-8
Middle School moves from the single classroom setting of the younger grades into a departmentalized structure that features an academic specialist for each area of study. The demanding coursework is designed to prepare the students for the transition to high school. Each student in the middle school has one-to-one computing capabilities and the use of technology is an integral part of the Middle School curriculum.
The Middle School curriculum has been aligned to the new New York State Common Core and Albany Diocesan Standards. A variety of teaching methods are incorporated into the daily lessons including projects, labs, experiments, field trips, and observation. Students who are academically ready will be invited to participate in advanced math and science, completing the 9th grade Integrated Algebra course and the New York State Regents level Living Environment (Biology) course. Students may elect to take Spanish or Latin. Students who successfully complete the Spanish or Latin proficiency exam graduate with a high school credit in a foreign language.