Curriculum for Girls Middle School - Grades 5th through 7th

5th Grade

Format: Self-Contained (for the most part)

6th & 7th Grade

Format: Departmentalized


1 or 2 grade levels advanced with emphasis on grammar (including writing skills)


1 or 2 grade levels advanced through Pre-Algebra / Algebra I


1 or 2 grade levels advanced (taught as an independently graded subject in 5th grade only)


Novels, Technical Reading, with attention to Oral Presentation (including library and reference skills)

Social Studies

5th Grade: United States History (Pre-Civil War) 6th Grade: World Geography / World History 7th Grade: United States History (Pre-Civil War to the Modern Era)


5th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / Bible History / Sacraments / Prayer & Spirituality 6th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / The People of God / Prayer & Spirituality 7th Grade: Catholic Doctrine / Liturgy, Worship, & Creed / Prayer & Spirituality (including campus ministry, retreat, and service programs)


5th Grade: Introduction 6th Grade: 1st Year Spanish 7th Grade: 2nd Year Spanish


Keyboarding Skills, Selected iPad Applications, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Web Page Publishing & Using HTML Language, App Creation, Internet Safety & Digital Citizenship

Physical Education

Team Sports, Fitness, Athletic Skills, Health Education

Music / Art

Introductory Programs and Ukulele Class

Testing / Study Skills

Notetaking, Test Taking, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Standardized Testing


All students are expected to have the prescribed iPad for instruction. The iPad is used as a tool; as such, and like any other tool, it is useful in some instances but not in all instances. CBS is intentional about the manner in which we use the iPad to enhance learning in the classroom. We provide a balance of technological and non-technological instruction in order to provide students with a variety of experiences in preparation for high school and life.

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