Grade 6 students will participate in the Sixth Grade Transition
Program, designed to support students transitioning to the upper school.
This program will include extended learning periods for every student
in both English language arts and math. During the extended periods,
individual students will receive the support and challenge they need in
these subjects. The program will also include a focus on organizational
and study skills.
During their first trimester, sixth graders will participate in a
drama class designed to build confidence, community, and interpersonal
skills during the early months when the school community is first coming
together. The first trimester will also feature a World Languages
Exploratory class in which students explore their choices for World
Language study in order to identify which language to pursue for the
duration of their Upper School experience.
Finally, a co-teaching model will be used in sixth grade math
classrooms, with special educators and math content specialists teaming
to increase individualized attention for every student. In addition to
providing individual challenge, these extended periods will help upper
schools close gaps for students entering from the variety of CPS
elementary programs, and ensure that all upper school students are
prepared to access the rigors of the Grade 7 program.
Learn more about the Sixth Grade Curriculum in:
Visit the Grade 6 web site >>