Our middle school students continue building core skills and new study habits necessary for the rigorous academic work of high school. The program is characterized by a blocked schedule that includes core classes of English, Science and History on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in a departmentalized structure, providing instructors who are teaching in their areas of expertise.
At the same time, we recognize the unique needs of rapidly developing adolescents and offer a rich variety of academic and practical learning opportunities. As their spiritual capacity grows too, we teach all subjects from a Christian perspective and encourage students to seek answers while making ethical decisions.
“In middle school Language Arts, we focus on grammar study, the writing process, and literature. Students study Greek and Latin stems to improve their vocabulary and decipher new words. We read a variety of texts, including fiction, non-fiction, dramas, and poetry. We also read novels throughout the year as a class, and analyze those texts together. We write a variety of our own texts, using both traditional paper and pencil methods along with technology, primarily Chromebooks.” -Mrs. Wiederrich
"Seventh grade is Life Science - from cells - to kingdoms - to human anatomy and physiology.
In Spanish, we cover the basics. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Spanish is roughly equivalent to High School Spanish 1.
In Middle School Chorus the students have an opportunity to sing in a variety of styles... both secular and sacred. Besides singing at school and church events, the chorus competes yearly in a music festival in Florida."
- Mr. Abresch
“As the 8th grade homeroom teacher, my goal is to prepare students to enter high school prepared and equipped for this next chapter. Our students leave St. Paul Lutheran School confident in their academics, spiritual growth, and their leadership skills. The students also look forward to our annual Washington D.C. field trip. As the middle school history teacher, this trip fits in perfectly with what we are learning in our curriculum.”