Middle School

Excellent education in an Islamic environment.


Sports:

 

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

 

Note Taking:

All grades are trained to excel at note taking. Exceptional note taking skills help prepare our students for both academic and professional success.

Math:

Students begin to apply the skills that they learned in fifth grade to basic algebra. Students work with fractions and decimals when solving problems and learning about ratios. Students also learn how to write and solve basic algebraic expressions.

Science:

Junior high focuses on developing scientific thinking in all areas. Students begin the year with a clear understanding of the scientific method and work towards establishing practices of good researchers. By understanding these principles and thinking critically, students begin to answer questions about the world around us.

Students explore our amazing planet, Earth! The year begins with a study of the universe and Earth’s place within that universe. This includes an exploration of the solar system and the history of our planet. Next, students investigate the forces that are at work here on Earth. This includes a study of plate tectonics, weather, and the forces that change the surface of Earth. Towards the end of the year, students take a look at the ways that we, as humans, impact our Earth. We will ask questions about our use of natural resources and our role in climate change.

Reading:

Middle school readers delve into a variety of genres in literature circles. Students are challenged to push their reading to higher levels while developing strong reading strategies that will help them understand complex text throughout the rest of their academic career.

English/Language Arts:

This year, students focus on building strong writing voices by studying grammar, paragraph structure, essay writing, and by exercising our creativity through personal narratives, poetry, and short stories.

Social Studies:

Students explore ancient civilizations and their cultures.  Students learn historical facts, and how various cultures around the world developed, and impacted one another.

Reading:

Middle school readers delve into a variety of genres in literature circles. Students are challenged to push their reading to higher levels while developing strong reading strategies that will help them understand complex text throughout the rest of their academic career.

English/Language Arts:

Students work on mastering all aspects of Grammar. Students will study and master over 80 different grammar rules, giving them an excellent foundation for future academic success.

Science:

Junior high focuses on developing scientific thinking in all areas. We begin the year with a clear understanding of the scientific method and work towards establishing practices of good researchers. By understanding these principles and thinking critically, we begin to answer questions about the world around us. The curriculum includes an introduction to physics and chemistry.

Math:

Students cover pre-algebra topics built on the skills and knowledge learned from previous grades. A large emphasis is placed on comparing and operation with rational numbers. By the end of the year, students will be able to take many different real-life situations and apply the proper steps and operations to calculate what they want to determine.

Social Studies:

Students learn about the founding of the United States, our system of government and its affect on their lives.

Reading:

Students read historical fiction and non-fiction in the form of articles and memoirs. Students will read Islamic Literate, and students read from classic literary novels and compare them to films such as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Huckleberry Finn.” Students explore all types of Literature and Poetry. In writing, we focus on writing a thesis, a research paper, a book/movie review, and an extensive unit on writing poetry.

English/Language Arts:

Students are challenged to strengthen their powers to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice. We do this by continuing to develop creative and expository writing skills through learning how memoirs, dramas, persuasion, research essays and poetry are written.

Science:

Students study Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Students by the end of the school year have the ability to understand and excel in many aspects of science.