(ages 10-12 and ages 13-14 for the 2022-23 school year)
Our Adolescent (middle school) classrooms for 2022-23 consist of two separate classrooms; one for 6th graders and another for 8th graders.
Areas of study will include:
Our 6th grade classroom is guided by a "homeroom teacher" who is an experienced Montessori teacher of several decades. Children have lessons in language and history in their homeroom class, and have teachers join their class for math and algebra, science, culinary arts, drama, sign language, and art/art history.
Students in our 8th grade classroom have lessons in a block-style schedule, with individual teachers joining the class for Literature, World History, Math and Algebra, Entrepreneurship and Economics, Science, Culinary Arts, Drama, Sign Language, and Art/Art History.
Students joining our adolescent classes must meet with one or more members of Faith's administrative team and may be welcomed to join our students on a trial basis. Students at these levels have required homework in many of their classes, and parents of these students must agree to support their child in completing their required work outside of co-op hours. The quantity and difficulty of homework assignments increases with the child's age.
We evaluate our curriculum choices yearly to make sure we have the best resources for our purposes. Potentially, some curriculums we will utilize include The Institute for Excellence in Writing, Excellence in Literature, Building Foundations for Scientific Understanding, OER Project, and unique curriculums created by our teachers.