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Our Philosophy:

Sixth grade moves to a new wing of the school and rotates two teachers for the core subjects as well as additional special area teachers.  Through our Catholic identity we strive to help students cope with developmental and social change.  There are many opportunities for enrichment and support for all students.

Goals of Daily Program:

Our daily goals for our students include:

  • challenging students to meet daily learning goals aligned with the sixth grade curriculum
  • inspire students to live their faith every day in school and our community

Sixth Grade Curriculum:


Students learn about God’s love through classroom experiences, weekly attendance at Mass, daily prayer, and using our daily religion program and student materials called Blest Are We. In that series the sixth graders study the books of the Old Testament to understand the great roles of the patriarchs and leaders of our faith.  Students pray the Rosary regularly and lead a parish Rosary in the month of October.  In our Child Lures program, we discuss the various lures that could most commonly lead middle school students into harm, and teach prevention techniques to keep all students safe and responsible.

Language Arts

We use the SRA Imagine It! Series.  One of main goals to develop the love of reading through both fiction and nonfiction stories.  Within these stories the students learn to analyze and comprehend literature along with focusing on spelling and vocabulary introduced weekly.  In writing we use the 6+1 Traits of Writing to become successful writers of short stories, persuasive essays, poetry and more.


We use Pearson’s enVisions Math Program.  This program uses a wide variety of hands on materials and resources such as manipulatives, scales, and center games.  It also uses online visuals and interactive stories to help students understand the different math concepts being taught along with writing.  The sixth graders’ goal is to have a complete understanding of fractions, extending into the area of rational numbers with an emphasis on story problems.  Students begin to explore more deeply algebraic thinking getting themselves ready for pre-algebra.


Sixth graders use a variety of different resources to study physical, earth, and life science.  In Physical Science the focus is on matter and energy. Students experiment with many types of energy and even demonstrate the transfer of kinetic and potential energy in a roller coaster. For Earth Science they dig deeply into rocks, minerals, and soil to become “expert” geologists.  When learning about Life Science their attention is spent on ecosystems and the food chains and food webs that are present in each.  Students will dissect a regurgitated owl pellet in order to get an up close and personal view of an owl’s eating habits within a food web.  Another focus in Life Science is learning how our human behavior affects the living and nonliving things in our community and the Earth.

Social Studies

Our curriculum centers on North and South America as well as Europe and Russia using the publisher Glencoe’s text Exploring Our World.  Features covered include the land, climate, economies, and people of each region.  Various group and individual activities as well as oral presentations are incorporated into class.  Students are encouraged to stay informed on current events.

Enrichment Opportunities:

  • Reading Support Program
  • Math Support Program
  • Youth Ministry
  • NCCE Day
  • Band
  • Volleyball

Other enrichment opportunities include art, music, gym, library, computer, and field trips.

Extended School:

  • After school Latch Key from 3:15 to 6:00pm.
  • Chess Club
  • Bowling
  • Music Lessons
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Football
  • Basketball (girls and boys)
  • Engineering for Kids (ask our school for session days and times or go to engineeringforkids.com)

Resources or Parent Links:

How to Get Ready for Sixth Grade:

  • Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  • Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and divding fractions
  • Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions
  • Join a summer reading program and read at least 20 minutes a day
  • Write about summer activities in a daily journal








Wonder is the desire for knowledge.

– St. Thomas Aquinas