Upper School 6 – 8: At a Glance

Individual Attention

  • Average Class Size: 11
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
  • Learner Support and Study Skills classes

Involved in Projects and Inquiry Based Activities

  • Academic electives involving economics,
    geometry, geography, and public
  • Spanish culture projects include making a commercial, a cooking show, a catalogue, and a family tree
  • Electives offering opportunities such as drumming, guitar, decorative painting, cards, survival skills, paper airplane design, self-portraiture and more
  • Designing a model of the skin for science
  • Power of the Pen and other opportunities for creative writing
  • Weekly Physical and Life science lab experiences
  • Independent Research or Lab Activity Development

Investigating Cross Curricular Connections

  • Creating character education and campus life videos in computer class
  • Research papers focused on other countries and on conflicts in history
  • Mock Trial competition based on a literature based case

International Experiences

  • Three week exchange program through
    ISSE (International School to School
    Experience) – Grade 5
  • Spanish Language Classes
  • International Week activities celebrate the cultures of our students
  • Model United Nations conference
  • World Cultures Studies in Social Studies and
    Religion classes include visits
    to a Synagogue, Mosque, Hindu Temple,
    Greek Orthodox Church, and a Cathedral.

Intriguing Field Trips

  • Washington DC Trip (multi-day)
  • The Wilds Overnight Education Camp (multi-day)
  • Cincinnati Zoo – CREW program
  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Metropolitan Sewer District Tour
  • Cedar Bog

Invigorating with Movement

  • Elective classes involving  rhythm and
    movement as well as traditional sports
  • Survivor week in gym

Inspiring with Leadership…Upper School students have a number of opportunities to lead

  • Student council officers and representatives
  • Honor Council
  • Monday morning assembly leaders
  • Chapel acolytes
  • Plan and teach a literature lesson to classmates
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • Math Counts competitions
  • Power of the Pen
  • Open House Ambassadors
  • Plan and Teach a Physical or Chemical Change Lab to Classmates
  • Plan and teach a grammar lesson to fellow