Sixth grade is a time of exploration, trial and error, and individual and cooperative work. Students are developing into more autonomous learners and are expected to think more independently, grappling with more “why” and “how” questions as the year progresses.
In sixth grade, time management, study skills, self-advocacy, and responsibility are taught, modeled, and emphasized in all classes, in advisory, and during homeroom time. These essential study skills contribute to academic success. Students reflect on assessments in combination with teacher feedback as a means for academic growth.
Students continue to hone their critical thinking and creative skills and adjust to an increased academic workload and begin to spend more time doing important project-based and collaborative work.
Sixth graders are also exposed to cross-grade experiences throughout our program which fosters a sense of collaboration and unity in Upper School. Our 6th grade athletes learn from older veteran athletes on our sports’ teams. Students also have the unique opportunity to collaborate and partner with 7th and 8th grade students during arts block classes and during our service program.
early morning observations