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Chrysostom Academy

Middle School

Middle School Classical Level

Christian Studies

Grade 6

  • Liturgy and the Sacraments
  • New Testament Stories
  • Psalms and Bible Verses
  • Memorization, Narration, Picture Studies, Discussion, Coaching, and Lectures

Grades 7-8

  • Living the Christian Life
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Memorization, Narration, Picture Studies, Discussion, Coaching, and Lectures
Grammar & Composition

Grades 6-8

  • Classical Grammar
    • Daily Grammar Practice
    • Harvey’s Elementary Grammar (Grade 6)
    • Harvey’s Revised Grammar (Grade 7-8)
  • Composition
    • Progymnasmata
      • Chreia and Maxim (6th)
      • Refutation & Confirmation (7th)
      • Common Topic (8th)
Literature

Grade 6-8

  • Classical Novels, Poetry, and Psalms
  • Read Aloud, Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion
History/Geography

Grades 6-8

  • Story of the Church
    • Ancient Israel (Grade 6)
    • The Early Church (Grade 7)
    • The Ecumenical Councils and Byzantium
  • Students will be taught the who, what, where, and when of history, thus giving a broad survey of the great stories of history, of which they are an integral part
  • Timeline Journal
  • Geography will be taught concurrently so students understand place, location, and time
  • Read Aloud, Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion
Mathematics

Grades 6-7

  • Mathematics is taught hands-on and visually using a geometric approach
    • With use of tools such as drawing board, T-square, triangles, compass, and goniometer, students explore fractions, area, ratios, angles, the Pythagorean theorem, and square roots
    • Circles, pi, arcs, along with reflections, rotations, and symmetry are taught all the while practicing arithmetic, fractions, and decimals. Some algebraic concepts are introduced
    • The history of mathematics is woven throughout the lessons. Daily card games are included. Students work independently
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching

Grade 8

  • Algebra I
  • Right Start Math Level 8—for students who are not ready for Algebra I
Science: Nature Study & Observation

Grades 6-8

  • General Principles
    • Fostering Wonder and Imagination
    • Science Biographies, Natural History, Oceanography (Grade 6)
    • Nature Writings, Living Science Readers (Botany, Astronomy, Chemistry, Weather) (Grade 7)
    • Nature Writings, Living Science Readers, Botany, Astronomy, Chemistry, Molecules
  • Nature Journal
    • Students continue to develop their observation skills
    • Students build upon what is most familiar to broader, bigger observations.
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching
Classical Languages

Grade 6

  • Greek (Continuation)
    • Alphabet, Vocabulary, Basic Grammar
    • Koine
      • Emphasis on Biblical/Liturgical Greek
  • Latin (Continuation)
    • Alphabet, Vocabulary, Basic Grammar
  • Prayers (as in 4-5)
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching

Grades 7-8

  • Greek and Latin
  • Vocabulary, Grammar, and Translation
  • Prayers (as in 6)
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching
Fine Arts

Grade 6

  • Elements of Music
  • Elements of Art Studio
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching

Grades 7-8

  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Iconography
  • Art Studio
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching
Physical Education

Grades 6-8

  • Physical Health Through Play
    • Running
    • Calisthenics
    • Group Activities
    • Strength Conditioning
  • Narration, Imitation, Repetition, Discussion, Lecturing, Coaching

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