Grades 7 and 8

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards and is approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. It is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into public or other high schools. Students take the Iowa Assessments (a national standardized test) each spring.

Our seventh and eighth grade program is based on the model developed by Cincinnati Secondary Teacher Education Program (CMSTEP) and incorporates the core elements of the Montessori philosophy as well as the latest findings in early adolescent development and learning. 
Students delve deeply into all subjects based on common threads that tie each subject together. The curriculum has a two-year rotation for language arts, natural world (science), and social world (social studies and geography). The mathematics curriculum runs from year to year, following each student’s needs and pacing.