Middle School at Providence includes grades seven and eight. This is a time of change, growth, and questions. Providence is uniquely equipped to minister to the middle school student with experienced and caring teachers who understand both the challenges and the joys of this time period in life. Our curriculum reflects both the rigors of learning at this age as well as a desire to nurture the whole child who emerges a young adult prepared for high school and beyond.
The Providence middle school humanities (English and history) program is a literature-driven curriculum focusing on textual analysis, creative writing, and text-based expository writing. While evaluating plot structure, characters, and conflicts through a Christian perspective, students delve deeply into topics such as individual responsibility and purpose, the power of personal sacrifice, and the need to stand up for what is right. The ability to think critically and communicate effectively are two of the greatest outcomes of the Providence language arts curriculum and our students prove to be well-prepared when they move on to the high school program.
The history component of humanities is studied from early civilizations through American history and culminates in eighth grade with a trip to Washington, D.C. The study of history is designed to give our students an understanding of the development of human society, the foundations on which those societies are built, and an ability to think critically about the world in order to draw conclusions and make informed decisions about their future roles in their community, their country, and their world.
The third component of the humanities program is a study of Latin, introducing word roots and covering aspects of the classical world that have so influenced our society today.
The math program for middle school includes pre-algebra and algebra. Direct instruction and the occasional “flipped” classroom enhances learning and deepens understanding of core mathematical concepts. This ensures the greatest one-on-one attention from the instructor in understanding mathematics which lays the foundation for succeeding at the high school level.
Highlights of the middle school science curriculum include an engineering course using EV3 Mindstorms Lego robotics and an annual science fair.
PE, Bible, chapel, choral music, theater, and art (drawing and painting) round out the curriculum. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Middle School course offerings page of this website.