Middle School (6-8)

The Dominion Ridge Middle School curriculum begins the dialectic or logic stage of classical education.

Students at this stage naturally question facts and given information. They begin to naturally partake in debate and argument. They want to know the “why” of something and the logic behind it.

The Dominion Ridge curriculum for middle school focuses on teaching the student reasoning, informal and formal logic, and discussion with wisdom and eloquence throughout all subject matter. Cognitive development continues to build on prior knowledge.

Middle school students need challenge in their daily learning. They want to know the “behind the scenes” facts and are curious about the “why” for most things.

The classroom assists the students in their search for this information by utilizing time lines, charts, maps and other visual materials.

Coursework will encompass debates, persuasive reports, drama re-enactments, formal logic, oral and written presentations, guest speakers to provide the answers, and field trips to observe, learn and experience what God’s world offers them.

The student will continue their journey to lifelong learning with an appreciation of asking questions and locating the answers.

Middle school students begin their introductory courses in Latin. The presence of God in every area is strengthened by the integration of His Word throughout all coursework.

Core Curriculum

  • Literature: Modern World, Ancient, Medieval
  • Math: 6, 7, and Pre-Algebra
  • History: Early American, Ancient, Medieval
  • Science: General, Survey, Physical
  • Writing Lab
  • Christian Studies
  • Latin and Logic: I, II, III

Electives and Enrichment

  • Art
  • Advanced Illustration
  • Photography (Digital and Dark Room)
  • Music
  • Physical Education

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