Academics

Middle School (6-8)

Middle School

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  • Grades 6-8

In Middle School, we build each year around central themes that create purpose and coherence in the ways our students approach their courses, student life, and co-curricular activities. 

Middle School Year Themes

The themes for Middle School are Connect & Care (6th), Notice & Wonder (7th), and Lead & Serve (8th).
As Middle School students make connections across subject areas, explore the world around them, and increase ownership of the learning process, they lay the groundwork for a conceptual, inquiry-driven approach to studies in the High School. 

Our goal is to equip students to be faithful participants in God’s redemptive work.

We offer a comprehensive curricular program with honors and general college prep core courses. Students also have an opportunity to choose from an array of electives including studio art, band, choir, theatre, computer science, world language, and physical education.

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  • Exceptional Education

    CCS provides comprehensive Exceptional Education services to facilitate student growth through necessary evaluation, intervention, accommodations, and modifications. Exceptional Education professionals work with faculty and staff in order for teachers to be able to meet a variety of student needs across ability levels. Alternate reading and math curricula are used as needed for students who require a different means of instruction.
  • Assessment

    Effective assessment is both formative and summative. Just as assessment of appropriately measurable goals can provide insight into areas of strength and areas where improvement is needed for the whole instructional program, so classroom assessment can equip teachers to adjust rigor and instructional depth to meet individual student needs. Summative assessment allows a student to demonstrate mastery and understanding as a culmination of a unit or year of study, including overarching concepts, essential questions, and enduring understandings. Formative assessment equips both teacher and student to evaluate the progress that is being made and to adjust teaching and learning in order to accomplish the goals that the summative assessment will measure. 

    Grades are intended to communicate the level of student mastery of course content and skill standards, and in the context of CCS, capacity to engage essential questions and enduring understandings. 
  • Class Size

    The average student-teacher ratio in the Upper School is 10:1, and the average student load for each teacher is around 88.