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Middle School Program

The Middle School Program at St. Mark’s is designed to inspire learning and spark intellectual curiosity. Our high school preparatory curriculum supports the cultivation of knowledge, introducing experiential learning activities which aide in the development critical thinking skills. Students are encouraged to take risks, look beyond personal fears, and passionately pursue their interests. Middle school students also participate in enrichment courses, advisory groups, the IDEA Program, and rotation courses including art, music, religion, and physical education.

Service Learning and Character Building

All students participate in an Advisory, allowing them to discuss current adolescent topics, to emphasize our honor code, instill  moral principles based on the Christian faith, to develop friendships with other students, and to complete service projects at school and in the community. St. Mark’s provides many service learning opportunities throughout the year for students to learn while giving to others.

Opportunities for Excellence and Leadership

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Student Government, Duke University Talent Identification Program, President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test, National History Day, and National Spanish Contest.

Athletic Opportunities

The athletics program for 5th through 8th grade students include girls volleyball, soccercross country, boys and girls basketball, track and field, baseball, golf, and tennis. St. Mark’s belongs to the Greater Houston Athletic Conference.

Core Curriculum

5th Grade Core Curriculum

General Math, Language Arts, General Science, Early US History, Continuation of lower school Spanish using Teaching Proficiencies through Reading and Storytelling, Technology

6th Grade Core Curriculum

General Math, Language Arts, Earth Science, Ancient Civilizations, Continuation of lower school Spanish using Teaching Proficiencies through Reading and Storytelling

7th Grade Core Curriculum

Pre-Algebra, Language Arts, Life Science, Continued study of World Cultures and Civilizations, Spanish IA

8th Grade Core Curriculum

Algebra I, Language Arts, Integrated Physics & Chemistry, Civics and Current Events, Spanish IB

Enrichment Courses

All middle school students select elective courses to take during the year, which meet three days per week.

 

 

Meet the Head of Middle School

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