Seventh grade is a year of greater academic challenges and much more independence for these maturing students. Students learn to use their time wisely, spreading big projects out over several days, and still have time for their many athletic and musical activities. Seventh graders have a special class in drama that culminates in the production of a play that is certainly a highlight of their year. Students continue to grow in faith, intelligence, leadership, and physical ability, making seventh grade a year of wondrous changes!
Seventh graders take a full year of pre-algebra to prepare for their eighth grade algebra course. This is a year of refining basic skills and applying them to more abstract problem solving. They learn the style of formal algebra, covering topics that include integer operations, equations and inequalities, graphing, geometric formulas, and statistical analysis.
Seventh graders have a broad range of language arts classes from simple spelling and handwriting practice to detailed English grammar, the many styles of composition, and literature genres that include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, novels, and current event articles. A great project for seventh graders is a living wax museum presentation following their study of biographies.
Social Studies Curriculum
The seventh grade studies the medieval period of history: the fall of Rome, the beginning of Islam and its empire, the empires of West Africa, the Congo, and the African eastern trading cities, the rise of the Ottoman Empire, China after the fall of the Han dynasty, feudal Japan, and lastly, medieval Europe and its feudal system. There is an emphasis on:
Seventh grade religion focuses on the Gospels, several of the Epistles of St. Paul, and how the message learned in class can be applied to everyday life. It is always our hope that students take to heart the lessons learned in religion so that they will choose to live righteous lives of purpose, to care for the poor and needy, and to commit themselves to faithfulness in all they do.
Seventh Grade English
Seventh Grade Health
Seventh Grade Math