Sixth grade is the beginning of middle school and marks the threshold where students are recognized as responsible, ethical, and independent learners. The curriculum for sixth grade reinforces, strengthens, and broadens basic skills while developing more sophisticated capacities in creative thinking and problem solving. The study of the outdoors is incorporated into different subject areas. For instance, using patterns in nature to investigate the Fibonacci sequence, conducting science experiments from canoes on Lake Champlain, and engaging in adventure learning to develop greater social skills.
During this phase of cognitive growth, students are able to take more responsibility for their learning by cultivating strong study skills and developing habits of learning that will carry them through future academic endeavors. As the oldest group of students in the building, they take on added responsibilities as role models for students in preschool through fifth grade by exhibiting kindness, respect, and acceptance for all members of our community.