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Middle School

Curriculum

Middle School Curriculum

The Middle School campus is in the heart of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School just as its grades 6, 7 and 8, are in the middle of our Preschool through grade 12 school. Middle School classrooms are places of active and engaged students, led by innovative and caring faculty.
 
The Middle School faculty are led by the Middle School principal, assistant principal as well as by academic department chairs under the supervision and guidance of the school-wide Academic Dean.  This departmental structure provides the faculty with guidance and professional development opportunities led by subject matter experts.
 
Strong study habits are continually reinforced and practiced to develop the skills necessary for the college-preparatory work in the Upper School. The combination of academic vigor with dynamic learning experiences blend together with a variety of extracurricular activities that encourage students to establish positive values for learning and life. Although academic achievement lies at the heart of our mission, we remain committed to shaping the entire young person through spiritual, artistic, athletic, and social experiences.

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Grade 6 students enroll in the following courses:
English 6, pre-algebra (or an accelerated course based on placement testing), earth science, world history and foundations of language, quarter-long courses in drama, visual arts, health and wellness, and robotics, as well as a music course, choir, band or orchestra, which meets twice weekly throughout the year.  All students chose between physical education, dance or athletics for each of the fall, winter and spring seasons.
 
Grade 7 students enroll in five core academic courses:
English 7, algebra 1A (or an accelerated course based on placement testing), life science, world history and a chosen world language course, Latin, Spanish or Chinese, quarter-long courses in drama, visual arts, health and wellness and coding, as well as a music course, choir, band or orchestra, which meets twice weekly throughout the year.  All students chose between physical education, dance or athletics for each of the fall, winter and spring seasons. 
 
Grade 8 students enroll in five core academic courses:
English 8, algebra 1B (or an accelerated course based on placement testing), physical science, United States history, and a world language course, Latin, Spanish, or Chinese, semester elective classes as well as an introduction to scripture class which meets once per week. All students chose between physical education, dance or athletics for each of the fall, winter and spring seasons. 
An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949.661.0108