Below are summaries of our curriculum approaches for each grade in Middle School.
Sixth Graders look forward to Outdoor Education, a three-day camp at Miracle Ranch that takes place in September. Sixth Graders from our Puget Sound Lutheran Schools and other Christian schools gather to create special memories in a variety of camp activities, where they grow spiritually and emotionally. This is the perfect beginning to a year marked with encouragement of independence in faith, learning, and social experience.
Seventh Graders are encouraged to embrace Junior High leadership at CLS. They become mentors to our younger students in a variety of activities, where true and lasting relationships develop and are sustained. It is not unusual to see our youngest students waiving at, hugging, and high-fiving our Seventh Graders as they come and go from lunch and other classes on campus. Seventh Graders are also challenged to take their critical thinking skills to the next level of independent thinking as they evaluate their faith, and prepare assignments and oral presentation skills with help from the technology that is so readily available through the use of their own, individually issued iPad.
Eighth Graders are encouraged to be the leaders at CLS. They are mentors to our younger students in a variety of activities, where true and lasting relationships are developed and sustained. It is not unusual to see our youngest students waving at, hugging, and high-fiving our Eighth Graders as they come and go from lunch and other classes on campus. Eighth Graders spend a lot of time in conversation and preparation for high school responsibility, beginning with access to a personal, school-issued iPad available for all student work. They are also empowered to live their faith through a number of service and leadership opportunities on and off campus. This is a journey toward true independent thinking, with personal responsibility reflecting that independence as well.