Middle School Curriculum Overview
Grades 6 through 8 comprise St. John’s Lutheran School's Middle School Program, which is designed to provide students with an introduction to the experiences of high school. Students are challenged and encouraged to grow in scholarship throughout each day and year, beginning in 6th grade as students begin a new schedule of changing classes and manage an increase in personal responsibility for organizing and completing work. The learning environments of our classrooms thrive best when students are leading the experience in collaboration and critical thinking and are facilitated by instructors. In addition, students in middle school serve as examples and helpers for younger students. Our students accept the social responsibilities of being the “oldest” students in the school. Making Christ-centered decisions is essential to this group, resulting in students who are less likely to be swayed by peer pressure outside the school and in future years of schooling.
- Religion — Middle school students continue to grow in their relationship with God and strengthen their foundation and beliefs. Old Testament and New Testament Books are studied, memory work reinforces lessons, and Bible verses are an everyday integral part of the curriculum to help students learn how they can apply these lessons to everyday life and make Christian choices.