Middle School

Valley Christian middle school students are navigating adjustments in physical, academic, and personality growth. “Thoughtfulness” is a key element to assist them as their brains and emotions mature. First, sixth graders learn that they are thinkers. The key phrase, “I am a thinker” leads them to a fresh awareness of individual cognitive processes across disciplines. The Outdoor Education trip solidifies the learning on developing as a thinker through science content and problem solving activities. In seventh grade students learn to listen to the thoughts of others. Across curriculum, students hear the voices of others from unique characters in literature, to awareness of other cultures in Geography. This “you” stage culminates in an end of the year community service project. The final year of middle school is about collaboration and synergy. Eighth graders engage with the “Us” theme, learning teamwork strategies across every strand of their school experience. The end of year Washington DC trip calls upon their newly forming skills to problem solve as a group traveling together.

Middle School Courses Offered

6th Grade

Bible 6: Transitions
English 6
World Geography (Eastern)
Earth Science
Math 1 or Math 1+
Physical Education/Health
Integrated Arts (one semester)
World Languages (one semester)

7th Grade

Bible 7: Principles of Wisdom
English 7
World Geography (Western)
Life Science
Math 2 or Algebra 1 Advanced
Physical Education/Health
Technology/Art 1, Spanish 1A, Yearbook, or Theater

8th Grade

Bible 8: Christ in Culture
English 8 or English 8 Advanced
American History
Physical Science
Math 3, Algebra 1, or Geometry Honors
Physical Education/Health or Dance
Technology/Art 2, Spanish 1B, Yearbook, or Theater

For more details please see our Typical Course of Study

Typical Course of Study

Get Involved

Athletics

Basketball
Baseball
Soccer
Volleyball
Flag Football

Leadership

Student Leadership Team
Junior Chapel Worship Team
Chapel Formation Team
Middle School Yearbook

Visual & Performing Arts

Annual Play
Annual Musical
Dance

Community Events

Dances
Middle School Picnic
6th Grade Outdoor Ed
7th Grade Offsite
8th Grade Washington DC Trip
Habitat for Humanity Build

Advisory

At Valley every student is known and loved.

We understand the steadying supports needed for student success through the uneasy middle school years. Each child is assigned a co-ed Advisory group of 12 – 15 students, led by a teacher. This small group becomes the students’ on-campus “family.” They meet twice weekly to connect on how life is going, socially, spiritually, and academically. The Advisor knows each student and is the first connection from school-to-home.

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