In sixth grade, students truly come into their own as leaders of the school, with extra privileges and responsibilities.
Sixth graders raise and lower the flag each day, help serve lunch to the younger grades, and perhaps most importantly, serve as role models to the rest of the school. They take these responsibilities very seriously.
Academically, students are analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating large quantities of information. They study ancient Egypt and the Civil War, solve linear equations, write essays and poetry, explore the periodic table and atomic structure, and more.
Teamwork and communication are also solidified through activities such as the low ropes course, sixth grade camping trip, and Alpine Tower experience. Leadership skills, character development, and higher-level critical thinking skills are paramount in helping sixth graders become comfortable with who they are and in preparing them for secondary school.