Sixth Graders at McGinnis Woods Country Day School are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning in a nurturing atmosphere allowing for academic, emotional and social success. The curriculum is a challenging standards based course of study that builds on the strong foundation of knowledge and skills attained throughout the elementary program.Sixth graders participate in a departmentalized program which challenges them through different teaching styles, organizational demands, and challenging course specific labs and learning opportunities.
Students read many novels and continue to hone their writing skills through cross-curricular assignments. They are immersed in real world mathematics as they learn to understand the four arithmetic operations as they relate to rational numbers, algebraic expressions and equations, as well as other mathematical concepts. They are given opportunities for hands on exploration and are encouraged to articulate their mathematical understandings both verbally and in writing.
Sixth graders begin the study of major world regions including: Latin America, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Oceania. Students participate in field trips that enrich the learning environment and guest speakers and primary sources are used to deepen their understanding.
All core subjects are taught including Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Specials including Media/Technology, Foreign Language, Health, Physical Education, Fine Arts, and Counseling. Community Service and Character Education opportunities are also provided.