The Richmond School is divided into grade-level teams for academic courses: 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade, plus the Elective Team. Teachers of each team meet four times a week to discuss team curriculum and students. Parents are welcome to request a meeting with their child’s teachers at these times.
The school year is divided into nine-week quarters. English, math, science, social studies, physical education, French and Spanish are taught as full-year courses. Electives are offered by the quarter.
Grade 6 Overview
6th grade is the first year in a new school. Each student has their own individual schedule. As students begin to make the transition from concrete to abstract thinking, the 6th grade team works hard to make the year comfortable, stimulating and academically challenging.
Teachers keep parents informed about classes and school events through regular updates to Schoology and the principal’s weekly Friday Focus, which is emailed to families. Staff members encourage parents to help their children succeed by establishing a regular time and place for daily quiet study in the home.
All 6th graders take yearlong courses in English, math, social studies, science, physical education, art, and music. Students also take Spanish or French unless exempted. They are required to take computer literacy once a week, and one quarter of developmental guidance, both of which foster the skills and strategies students need to be effective in middle school. Each quarter, students also take part in a set rotation of our elective program.