The energy of learning is apparent in Faith’s Middle School classes. It takes motivational and challenging curriculum, the strong moral values of a Christian-based education and the guidance of experienced Christian teachers to show them how to become responsible, independent, learners. Our Middle School is a three-year sequence for grades six through eight.
Our students study core academic subjects: religion, English/writing, math, science, history, literature, and foreign language. Their education is enriched through additional classes in art, music, and physical education. Faith balances these academics with daily religious studies to build the moral character that these students will need to take their place as community leaders. Technology and the use of computers and i-Pads are woven throughout the curriculum and instruction.
Middle School students are encouraged to participate in the various life-enriching activities offered at Faith, including competitive sports, fine arts, community service programs and more.
Faith’s Middle School academic program emphasizes a respect for diverse learning styles, team and interdisciplinary teaching, and varied experiences with cooperative learning, research, and group presentations. Our teachers create opportunities for cognitive growth while incorporating exploratory experiences for enrichment, as they prepare students for a smooth transition to high school and beyond
Students in sixth grade at Faith work to develop consistency and depth in their work and learning. Striving to strengthen and build on the community established in Elementary School, sixth grade teachers and students create and reinforce bonds through collaborative work and community-building field trips.
Sixth grade students take classes in Religion, Literature, Math, Science, Grammar/English, and History. Students take Spanish, Art, Physical Education, and have the option for Orchestra, and Choir.
Sixth grade students develop plans to better the school and local community. Through projects such as our school recycling program and coordinating the early childhood field day students regularly engage in acts of service.
For many students, the highlight of the sixth grade year is the opportunity to participate in incentive trips for meeting academic standards each semester. We enjoy a number of other social opportunities, including a trip to the Kennedy Space Center.
Seventh grade at Faith is a year of growth. As students progress through seventh grade into eighth grade, they will experience new academic challenges. With the higher standards of the seventh grade, we look to support their academic and social development amid appropriately raised expectations. Seventh grade students study first year catechesis, math, science, history, English grammar, Spanish, art, and physical education.
As supportive studies, students may choose to participate in choral or orchestra as electives.
In history class seventh grade students take a closer look at Medieval times, observing societies in the Middle Ages. Seventh grade students also enjoy learning about the various religions they might encounter in today's society.
Eighth grade at Faith Lutheran School is bittersweet. As the prospect of high school (and departure) looms, our eighth graders connect in new ways, finding opportunities to enjoy Faith Lutheran School for one last year, while working to prepare for life over the next four. Pushing out of early adolescence, students are able to grapple with weightier subjects and can develop more nuanced and abstract thinking. All of our eighth grade students take Religion, Literature, Life Science, English, Algebra or Pre-Algebra, and U.S. History.
All students can choose to participate in orchestra, hand bells, and choir. All eighth grade students also take Physical Education, Art, and Spanish.
A three-day trip to MarineLab. is the culminating event in the Faith middle school experience. Students spend three days in the Florida Keys studying marine life. This trip connects well to the eighth grade science curricula.
Our eighth grade students also enjoy a number of social activities including: trips to Sea World, Aquatica, and ice skating.