Middle School

Knox English Class

同时也是为了挑战我们最年轻的学生, 我们的中学课程允许他们去探索, discover, 培养新的兴趣. During school hours, 我们的课程提倡完全专注于学术, 适当的社会发展, 并完全融入我们的博彩网址大全社区. After school, Middle School students participate in enrichment programs to learn organizational and study skills and get a start on the day’s homework. 虽然这一天很长,但它是有组织的、充实的和富有成效的.

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English

英语六级:成年
In English 6, students explore the theme of coming of age in literature. 通过使用语法练习, writing prompts, and course texts, students develop a deeper understanding of how to convey their ideas both verbally and through their writing. The course provides students with opportunities to improve their written communication skills, 通过阅读和写作培养批判性思维能力, 并学习研究性写作的适当机制.

英语7:小说世界
在英语七年级,学生们学习欣赏文学的根源. 通过使用各种体裁, students develop a deeper understanding of the diverse forms fiction can take, 从图画小说到中世纪史诗. The course provides students with opportunities to improve their written communication skills, 通过阅读和写作培养批判性思维能力, 并学习研究性写作的适当机制.

英语8:小说与非小说文本概览
English 8 introduces students to non-fiction texts as they continue to study literature. Students are introduced to major authors and various genres to prepare for the Upper School English curriculum. Non-fiction texts are connected to other disciplines and relate thematically to the fiction works students are reading. Students will continue working on responding to texts in their writing and answering specific prompts in a 5-paragraph essay format. Students learn to create a strong argument from supporting evidence with citations from texts or research. Additionally, students continue to work on grade-appropriate grammar and vocabulary skills in this course.

History

History 6: Geography
旨在向学生介绍地理的研究, this course helps students master important concepts in physical and human geography. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they investigate the Earth’s physical and human diversity; analyze population and settlement patterns and evaluate the ways that human activities modify the physical environment. 在研究世界各地的人类时, 学生比较发展, standards of living, 政府体制, 以及全球的经济因素. In addition, students gain a rich understanding of global cultures and the historical factors that have shaped the world around them.

历史7:美国历史(早期美洲印第安人至1865年)
两年制课程的第一阶段, 学生将探索关键事件, issues, 以及内战期间美国历史上的重要人物. The course begins with a study of the rich and diverse history of the Native peoples of the Americas, and the changes wrought by the exploration and colonization by Europeans. Major units include the colonial period, the American Revolution, the role of the U.S. 宪法在民主共和国的诞生和成长, 西进运动的结果, 以及内战和重建时期的斗争. 所有单元都包括对经济学影响的考察, politics, 以及美国发展的社会历史. Students will continue to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through primary and secondary source readings, classroom discussion, 基于项目的学习和独立研究.

History 8: US History (1865 – 2001)
两年课程的第二阶段, 学生将仔细研究经济专业, 美国战争带来的政治和社会变化.S.美国内战后的重建, industrialization, urbanization, and progressive reforms and will consider the implications each of these events had on the expansion of the United States’ global influence through modern times. Course content encourages students to think carefully about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States in the 21st century. Students will continue to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through primary and secondary source readings, classroom discussion, 基于项目的学习和独立研究.

Mathematics

Math 6
当我们六年级的学生兴奋地到来,开始中学生活, Math 6 introduces them to middle school math in fun and exciting ways. The purpose of Math 6 is to enhance basic math skills that were taught throughout elementary school and allow students the time to become comfortable with and master these skills. 学生探索诸如数感和运算之类的主题, using formulas, problem solving, basic geometry, 解释图表和数据.

Math 7
All units of study for Math 7 coincide with the core content for assessment for middle grade mathematics. 本课程的主要学习单元是:整数, 表达式和操作, 因子和分数, rational numbers, 方程与不等式, ratio, proportion, percent, functions, linear equations, and graphing. Students who excel in Math 7 may be exempted from Math 8 and have the option to enroll in Algebra I. Prerequisite: Math 6.

Math 8
Students are enrolled in Math 8 to solidify the foundation needed to excel in Algebra I. 这个为期一年的课程侧重于数字系统, 表达式和方程, functions, geometric principles, 二元统计. Students who excel in Pre-Algebra may be exempted from Math 8 and have the option to enroll in Algebra I. 前提条件:数学7级合格.

Physical Education

Physical Education
The Knox School Physical Education class is designed to ensure our student athletes have the opportunity to maintain mental and physical health. Each student athlete will be required to take a yearly fitness test as a starting point to measure their ability and, more importantly, to set goals as to where they want to be in the future in regard to their athletic ability. The Knox School Physical Education Class will also be designed to introduce and prepare student athletes to learn and compete in the sports offered at The Knox School regardless of the knowledge that they had beforehand.

Science

科学6:物理科学
Sixth-grade science students begin their Knox careers as “mini-scientists.课堂时间包括教学, 实践活动和实验, and group projects that allow students to be introduced to the basics of chemistry and physics. Students also study and experiment with the fundamental laws of motion, allowing them to define the movement of universal forces such as gravity, acceleration, and friction. The successful completion of the course prepares the sixth-grade students for their future science courses.

科学7:生命科学
This fundamental introduction to life sciences increases seventh-grade students’ awareness of the natural world and introduces them to basic principles of scientific inquiry. 这门课程涵盖了各种各样的主题, starting with microscopic cells and building to the larger principles of the ecology and natural systems. 在整个课程中, students will be utilizing the basic principles of scientific inquiry and lab experiments as a means to prepare them for later courses of study.

科学8:地球科学
Throughout the year, eighth-grade students engage in a variety of activities designed to introduce them to the larger-than-life processes that influence everything from tides, 到火山带的破坏性火山. 这门课程涵盖了广泛的主题, 包括塑造我们周围世界的地质过程, 以及宇宙的天文过程. 在顺利完成中学科学课程后, students are well-prepared to enter the Upper School and succeed in the sciences.

STEM

MS Topics in STEM
This project-driven and research-based exploratory course introduces Middle School students to various topics in the field of STEM. In this hands-on course, students will learn to work cooperatively to overcome various challenges.  主题涵盖从航空和火箭到可重复使用的能源, geology, and astronomy, 编程与计算机科学, robotics, 3D printing, and more.  本课程为开放式学习课程, meaning while there are some designated topics for study throughout the year, students will be given the chance to determine additional topics which they want to learn.

Visual & Performing Arts

MS视觉艺术体验
This course introduces Middle School students to the crafts of Studio Art through one-term courses. The students are grouped by grade into small, intimate teams of explorers. They learn to take risks and challenge themselves to share their unique perspective through art. 学生将研究工作室艺术的主要概念. They begin with drawing then move on to explore painting and various other media of their choice. 同时学习和提高他们的技术技能, 学生学习线的概念, spatial relationships, 创造性表达. Students will progress from the cornerstone of art (drawing) through to printmaking. 所有中学生都参加这个课程.

MS Performing Arts
This course is designed to introduce Middle School students to the art of theatre, 特别是通过音乐剧表演. Students learn the fundamentals of vocal production, movement, acting, and performance technique. 在整个排练过程中, students will discover and develop their skills and showcase what they have learned during a final performance. 所有中学生都选修这门课程.

World Languages

世界语言概论
This survey course is designed for 6th and 7th grade students to explore three languages over the course of the academic year: Spanish, Chinese, and French. 他们对每种语言的接触, 虽然只有一个月的时间, introduces them to basic linguistic skills such as vocabulary building, pronunciation, 形成简单的句子和疑问句, 听力理解, 识别汉字. Students also develop insight into the cultures of the various countries linked to these languages. This course gives students the opportunity to discover which language they would like to continue studying beginning in 8th grade at level I and continuing throughout their education at Knox.

Writing

Writing 6
This course focuses on building strong paragraph writing skills as a precursor to formal, 高水平论文写作. 学生学习如何创建一个强有力的主题句, locate and provide supporting details and write effective concluding statements. Throughout the term, 学生们将他们精心创作的段落发展成短文, which will help prepare them for other interdisciplinary writing pieces. (1 term; required).

Writing 7
In Writing 7, students focus on the structure of a well-developed essay. Students learn how to create attention-grabbing introductions (“hooks”) with strong thesis statements. They also work on building transitions between paragraphs to improve the flow of their writing. 在学期结束前, 学生将能够写一份完整的, 五段文章,有一个令人信服的主题陈述, 适当的证据和支持细节. (1 term; required).

Writing 8
This course introduces students to MLA format required to complete all of their current and future writing assignments. Incorporation of direct quotations from the texts and a completion of a works-cited page are stressed. Students practice and master the art of creating strong introductions and conclusions, 编辑和修改他们的文章. (1 term; required).

Study Skills

The Middle School Study Skills program explores different strategies to help students better manage time, 培养组织能力, 并学习使他们更强大的策略, 中学及以上的独立学生. Students will learn how to effectively take notes while reading and listening, by learning how to recognize key elements in textbooks and presentations. Students will also learn important standardized test taking strategies that will prepare them for tests like the PSATs. Finally, they will learn how to communicate in the “real-world” by writing formal letters/emails and the differences in spoken vocabulary with friends versus teachers and professionals.

Advisory

The Middle School Advisory program teaches powerful skills in setting and meeting goals in and out of the classroom. Students will be meeting with their advisors twice a month to continuously monitor and adjust their goals as necessary. 除了帮助学生设定和实现他们的目标, their advisor is the student’s advocate when they need assistance communicating with a teacher or if they have any concerns regarding school in general. The advisor will communicate openly with parents to ensure the success of the student.

课后浓缩

The 课后浓缩 program for middle school students is designed to enhance students in both academics and the arts. Similar to the upper school students, the middle school students will have a math lab on Mondays & 周四下午3:00-3:45.m. They will reinforce the math skills taught in their math classes as well as do math projects. On Wednesdays & 周五下午3:00-3:45.m., students will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through various arts and crafts. 每周二下午3:00-3:45.m., students will practice their literary skills by composing a middle school newsletter. 每天下午3:45到4:45.m., students will work on homework, so when they get home they can unwind!

博彩网址大全中学科学
博彩网址大全中学生是我们社区文化的宝贵组成部分. 作为我们大学预科氛围中最年轻的学生, our middle schoolers thrive under the guidance of a dedicated Middle School Team who foster a supportive and caring environment.

One of the most beloved Knox traditions is when we celebrate our young Knoxies at the Middle School “Moving Up” Ceremony on the quad in front of Houghton Hall.

Knox Middle Schoolers are lucky to take PE class on our waterfront campus.

Knox middle school students explore other cultures through hands-on learning exercises.