The middle school currently consists of sixth, seventh and eighth grade.
The middle schoolers help to lead chapels, “Circle Time” (a morning routine), and a variety of other activities. One of the favorite things for middle schoolers is having a locker. They enjoy having increased freedom and responsibility. Class changes, Retreats, Drama, and special programs help to make the middle school experience unique.
In addition to Spanish, Latin is taught throughout middle school. In sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Bible, English, History, Math and Science round out the students’ day. Novels and research papers are integrated into the curriculum.
The focus of science in sixth grade is Earth Science through which students learn about material from tectonic activity and earthquakes out to the far reaches of the cosmos. In seventh grade, the students are exposed to Life Science, and enjoy a wide range of biological studies including tastes of Microbiology, Ecology, Genetics, and the ever popular dissection labs. The seventh grade curriculum digs into both Physics and Chemistry with laboratory investigation of matter and the elements and electricity.
The social studies curriculum in sixth grade focuses on the western hemisphere. The students are introduced to Aztec, Incan, and Mayan civilizations and to the areas of Mexico, South America, Central America, and Canada through simulations, projects, and activities. Another favorite of the students in Middle School is Logic Class. Computer classes and study skills classes help to enrich the curriculum.
The teachers work together to integrate the various subjects and team-teach when appropriate. The students are given opportunities to participate in state wide competitions for art, music, math, spelling, and science.
The academic life at Nittany Christian can be seen in each classroom as students are challenged to perform to their greatest potential. The learning takes place in an environment that is fun, nurturing, and stimulating.