6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Our Middle School students – 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes – are part of the larger community of Christ the King. Our accomplished graduates move on to their choice of high school, and then on to prestigious colleges around the country. Our middle school students build on the strong foundation started in previous grades to develop the skills and self-confidence they use to excel in high school and mature further.
We believe that our rigorous curriculum, from preschool through 8th grade, prepares our students academically, spiritually, morally, physically, and socially to be the leaders of tomorrow and to succeed in the future. We are proud of our proven track record of success!
Our Middle School team emphasizes educating the whole child: our physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual selves are integrated into a whole, healthy human being, formed in the image and likeness of God. Our environment of caring and community help to nurture the middle school-aged student.
Catholic Faith Formation
This is a critical time in the life of a child. Adolescence brings many challenges, and society pulls our children in so many directions – many of them unhealthy. We believe that the influence of a Catholic education during this period is so important. The guidance and direction our middle school staff provides, in partnership with parents, is critical to the development of confident and responsible young men and women.
Middle School Service Hours
As part of their religion grade, middle school students must earn 36 service hours per school year. At least half of these must be for the disenfranchised – serving populations such as the aged, sick, injured, hungry, and homeless, where students are acting as the “Body of Christ.”
Examples of past service include:
registering participants for a blood drive
running the “Race for the Cure” (or any fundraiser that helps generate funds for medical research)
assisting with Senior Support Center meals
helping grandparents or the elderly with cleaning, shoveling snow, raking leaves
gathering used clothing to donate
visiting senior centers or hospitals
The “regular” hours are for volunteer services provided within our own community such as singing in the choir at Mass, serving Mass, babysitting, walking dogs, running the clock at basketball games, and services donated to the school’s Fall Fest auction.
Special Project & Field Trips
Leadership in Student Council
36 hours of community service required per year
Renowned guest speakers in Religion and Literature
Outdoor Education Retreat (3-4 day fall retreat with focus on Religion, Science, and Social Studies)
8th grade spring trip to Washington D.C.
Middle school dances with other Archdiocesan schools
We follow the Archdiocesan curriculum standards for middle school education.