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Curriculum Survey

The Middle School for Dialectic seeks to promote independent learners by providing instruction and support for students who are developing study habits.  Parents of middle school students routinely sense that their children are less engaged with them at home, and some discplines, such as Latin, are far beyond a parent’s ability. As students advance in middle school, New Covenant provides support through advisory, while at the same time providing instruction through multiple teachers and limited class changes.  The chart below provides an overview of New Covenant’s middle school program.

Typical Course of Study

Fifth GradeSixth GradeSeventh GradeEighth Grade
Latin & English GrammarLatin & English GrammarIntroductory Latin (Henle)Introductory Latin (Henle)
Language Arts & ReadingLanguage Arts & ReadingExcellence in Writing & Language ArtsExcellence in Writing & Language Arts
Saxon Math 6/5Saxon Math 7/6Algebra 1/2Algebra I
Band, Violin or ChorusBand, Violin or ChorusBand, Violin or ChorusBand, Violin or Chorus
Art MediaArt MediaArt MediaArt Media
DramaDramaDramaDrama
History: Age of Exploration through 1865History: US History, 1865-presentWorld Geography 1World Geography 2
ScienceScienceEarth ScienceEarth Science
Bible: Prophets & St. LukeBible: Pauls' Journeys & St. JohnOld Testament SurveyNew Testament Survey
Physical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical Education
ChapelChapelChapelChapel
AdvisoryAdvisoryAdvisoryAdvisory
ExploratoryExploratoryWord ProcessingLogic
Intramural AthleticsIntramural AthleticsIntramural AthleticsIntramural Athletics