As new members of the Upper School, seventh graders take on increased responsibility and independence in their daily activities. They serve as role models for the younger students and contribute positively to the daily operation of the school. They learn to balance their increased involvement with peers with their academic responsibilities. The curriculum in seventh grade encourages students to think analytically as they practice and improve their basic skills in different subject areas. Seventh graders begin to think more abstractly. Students learn to study independently, work in small groups, and share their knowledge with peers.
The theme of the seventh grade social curriculum is the concept of anticipation, including the practices of preparation, organization, and conscious interactions with fellow citizens.