Middle School

Middle School

The middle school offers an educational program that nurtures the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and artistic development of each student. The curriculum is designed by the faculty and based on the skills and content that a graduate is expected to possess as well as Common Core Standards and/or national standards in specific content areas. It is also integrated and aligned within departments and across school divisions, with an emphasis on promoting depth of understanding rather than a superficial breadth of topics.

Rigorous academics are the cornerstone of the CIS program. As a college preparatory school, CIS is committed to offering courses that challenge each student, provide instruction, and practice and promote mastery in foundational knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

CURRICULUM   SAMPLE SCHEDULE

 

Students take the following sequence of core and elective courses during their middle school years at CIS:

Subject 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
English English 6 English 7 English 8
Latin/Classics Introductory Latin I→

Latin I Experienced→
Introductory Latin I→

Latin II
Latin I Intensive

Math

Math 6 →
Pre-Algebra →

Pre-Algebra →
Algebra I →

Algebra I
Geometry

Science Life Science Earth Science Physical Science
Social Studies Social Studies
Immersion
World Geography US History

French
Spanish

Mandarin

French I A→

Mandarin I A

French I B→
Spanish I B→
Spanish I Advanced→

Mandarin I B→

French I C (daily)
Spanish I C (daily)
Spanish II (daily)

Mandarin I C

Fine Arts

Band
Choir
Orchestra *(before school)
Performing Arts I
Art I

Band
Choir
Orchestra *(before school)
Performing Arts II
Art II

Band
Choir
Orchestra *(before school)
No PA due to daily lang.
Art III

Physical Education PE PE PE (elective)