MIDDLE SCHOOL

Advisory

Students at Holy Spirit participate in an advisory program during their middle school years. Through this program, students get a chance to build community in smaller groups while also receiving training on executive functioning skills. Students are gently guided to cultivate and hone the skills of organization, time management, and self-advocacy while learning about their own strengths and how we each have something great to offer the world.

Curriculum

The middle school curriculum centers around the areas of religion, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition, students experience weekly specialist classes in the areas of music and physical
education.

Middle School teachers work closely together to foster the academic, spiritual, and personal strengths of each
student. Through team meetings, teachers find ways to authentically connect content across the curriculum. Whether
language arts and social studies team up to dig deeper into the Great Depression or religion and art combine to
create stained glass windows, teachers are always looking for ways to deepen students’ understanding of the curriculum.

Special Events and Activities

6th Grade

  • Base Camp Team Building
  • Wright Brothers Flight Contest

7th Grade

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
  • Living Stations of the Cross

8th Grade

  • School leadership opportunities
  • Base Camp Leadership Class
  • Eagle Bluff Environmental Camp