Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Providence provides a safe place for these young people to accept new challenges, embrace new perspectives and come into their own without getting lost in the crowd. Our Middle School curriculum compliments this rapid intellectual and emotional development by providing a thoughtfully measured transition between the discipline of early learning and the rigorous pace of advanced study. During this time, our dedicated Middle School faculty are instilling valuable study habits, encouraging spiritual development and leading our students toward Upper School success.

The Providence Difference

We believe that “one size fits all should not apply to the classroom. We approach students as individuals, meet them where they are, and move them forward so that they can reach their academic goals. Technology is an integral part of the classroom experience, and constant collaboration between students makes learning an active process for everyone.

Learning as a Way of Living

Learning happens outside the classroom, too. They also begin to explore their extra-curricular adventures arts, Christian service, athletics, fine arts, and other extracurricular activities. With a variety of designed learning experiences, students are surrounded by opportunities to learn individually and collectively.

100% Participation

Our Middle School students are active!  All of our middle school students are involved in a club, athletics or fine arts.  It’s easy to engage and become part of the Providence family. Providence’s Middle School provides an energetic and supportive atmosphere that encourages students to pursue excellence in all they do and to serve others compassionately.

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” The teachers at Providence teach us in a way that we can understand. They are caring and loving”

-Kathryn W., Middle School Student

Curriculum

Bible
Students in Bible courses learn to connect with God through reading the Bible and prayer. They also learn about different worldviews and how they compare to the Christian worldview.

Students will:

  • Know the words and works of God
  • Gain a true understanding of the nature of God
  • Transformed from within as they coorperate with the Holy Spirit
  • Fulfill God’s calling for their lives
  • Understand creation, our origin, and other answers found in Genesis
  • Learn how to study the Bible
  • Learn the value of a personal prayer time and how to pray according to Scripture
English
English language arts promote academic excellence through enriched experiences with literature, vocabulary, written expression, grammar, speaking, and listening. Students begin with the fundamentals of language expression and core grammar concepts. Middle and Upper School students will learn to understand elements of stories, novels, and informational texts, as well as applying meaning through context. Additionally, students apply proper writing strategies and conventions to express ideas across a variety of purposes and audiences to communicate information and ideas. Advanced classes explore organization, research, elements of style, and proofreading to further develop their writing skills. Additionally, these classes identify themes, recognize mood, analyze symbolism, and understand figurative language.
Foreign Language
Foreign languages classes at Providence introduce students to concepts of language, grammar, culture, and communication skills. Beginner courses emphasize listening and speaking with attention to pronunciation, grammar, and cultural contexts. In intermediate courses, students reinforce the fundamental skills and learn enhanced grammar and vocabulary. For advanced and honors courses, students will begin select readings in their target language and develop advanced conversational skills and vocabulary relevant to everyday life of native speakers.
Mathematics
Students learn the foundations of mathematics, beginning with basic counting and addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout, students develop the skills needed to solve real-world problems. In Middle and Upper School, students expand into more complex operations including, geometry, algebra, calculus, statistics, and advanced analysis.
Physical Education
Healthy physical development is a core component of childhood development. Students learn health and safety practices, enhanced motor skills, strategy, nutrition, and principles of healthy living. Providence also offers a variety of both team and individual sports for all ages and physical capabilities.
Science
Science at Providence ranges from basic earth and space science through chemistry, physics, biology, geology, engineering, and environmental/marine science. Starting with the building blocks of nature, students become aware of the beauty, diversity, and order of God’s handiwork. Students utilize scientific information to uncover real-world applications through the use of demonstration, science projects, reports, and various hands-on activities.
Social Studies
Social Studies at Providence gives students a strong foundation to understand the world around them. Through a well-rounded curriculum, students will learn critical thinking skills, analysis, ethics, philosophy, psychology, and more. Some topics include:

  • Psychology
  • American Government
  • American History
  • Economics and Macroeconomics
  • World History
  • World Cultures
  • Government and Politics
  • Contemporary Issues