Students in our intermediate grades exhibit a growing independence and are anxious to investigate the world around them. Teachers facilitate learning through the use of technology and hands-on experiences.
Intermediate grade students frequently engage in collaborative learning by working in pairs or with small groups to apply their knowledge during project and problem-based learning.
Cross-curricular units are implemented across content areas to increase student interest and mastery
Intermediate grade students also attend physical education, enrichment, technology, art, music, and Spanish classes.
Eagle Time is a class period that occurs twice a week and incorporates Response to Intervention strategies. This data-driven method of instruction and assessment allows the teacher to direct instruction towards the levels and needs of the individual.
Please see below for an overview of the intermediate curriculum.
- religious formation through Theology of the Body, prayer, Bible study, school theme, and textbooks
- exposure to Catholic prayers including the Rosary
- study of the Old and New Testament
- celebrating Mass weekly
- Liturgy of the Word analysis
- service and stewardship
- sacramental study
- spiritual gifts and understanding unique God-given S.H.A.P.E.s
- discovering the roots of our faith
- tiered vocabulary instruction
- blended print and technology instruction for writing, grammar, and reading instruction that supports and challenges students to become collaborative and self-directed learners
- students interact with tiered texts and plot elements from a variety of genres
- novel studies
- creative, expository, and persuasive writing opportunities
- the opportunity for advanced placement in mathematics begins in the 6th grade
- intermediate essential skills focus on algebraic expressions and equations, improper and proper fractions, fraction operations, geometry, factoring, graphing, and additional operation and algebraic thinking skills
- active lessons that incorporate manipulatives, games, and technology
- problem-solving is the center of math learning and concepts are taught through real-world, hands-on experiences
- application of the scientific method and design process through producing products
- testing hypotheses through labs
- essential skills focusing on formation and expansion of space, earth’s systems, weather and climate, waves and radiation, properties of matter, chemicals and reactions, forces and interactions, genetic traits, body systems, biodiversity, ecosystems, and sustainability
- focus on Earth Science in the 6th-grade curriculum
- hands-on interactive experiments give students the ability to interact with the curriculum and develop a love of science
- project-based learning activities and hands-on investigations to experience science in real-world situations
- analysis and application of knowledge of societies in ancient civilizations as well as early American settlements
- examining the cause and effect relationships which formed history
- use of geographic tools
- studying the development and use of economic systems used throughout history
- discovering how geography affected settlement and cultural development
- evaluating the development of governmental systems
- understanding the role of citizenship
- an emphasis on American History in 5th grade and World History in 6th grade
Please see our contact page for the staff list and contact information.