In the Middle School years, Columbia's rigorous, accredited curriculum focuses on helping students to become increasingly independent learners and preparing them to succeed in high school and beyond.
In grades 6–8, students deepen their knowledge and skills in four core subjects: English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Sciences. Middle school students also have the opportunity to study a variety of fine arts, vocational, and physical education courses and explore learning in fields that will be offered to them for in-depth study as electives during their high school years. Columbia teachers approach all subjects from a Biblical perspective. Bible class and chapel are important components of the middle school schedule. Students also participate in occasional field trips; a week-long Washington D.C. experience is offered every two years.
Middle school advisors meet daily with their students expanding on elements of good study skills and effective planning habits. Students are placed in classes tailored to their strengths and challenges, and support is embedded within the school day.
The academic day begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. The school year typically runs from early September through mid-June.
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