Exploring Dystopian, Utopian, and Just Societies.
7th grade Language Arts
explore realistic and fantastical literature from different countries through a genre lens – including fairy tales, horror, and speculative fiction. Their history course, World Geography and Cultures
, delves into history, anthropology, and economics in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
In Math 7
, students learn basic Algebraic operations and geometric concepts. For math, students are placed among two (or three, based on grade size) different sections, offering different pacing options. In Life Science
, students focus on the scientific method, followed by studies of the human body, ecology, and sustainability.
Connecting math and science
, the annual Tiny House Project
challenges students to design, furnish, and build a digital prototype of a sustainable 240-square-foot dwelling. 7th graders also tackle a citizen science project in partnership with NASA, working to advance research on growing plants in space.
Students continue to study French
, with the option for more proficient speakers to join a Spanish 7/8
course with the 8th grade.
All 7th graders take Drama
, Principles of Art
, and Graphic Design
(one trimester each). They can choose among Instrumental Music
(for experienced musicians), Chorus 7/8
(combined with the 8th grade), and Music Explorations.
All 7th graders have PE
every other day.