Sixth Grade

Core Subjects

Students will read a biographical novel and a Christian fiction novel and use them when writing language book reports. Sixth grade reading curriculum explores the works and the lives of renowned authors and artists throughout different literary time periods.

 Students will analyze the works of celebrated authors such as Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They will also examine the works of beloved artists such as Garth Williams, John J. Audubon, and others.
In the area of written language, students learn what characterizes good writing and how they can write more creatively as they study observation and creativity, poetry, and journal writing.

Students are guided from the known to the unknown as they study fractions, decimals, proportions, precents, prime factoring, algebraic equations, measurement, basic geometry, and beginning banking.  

In the areas of History and Geography, students will learn a Christian perspective on the history and geography of North and South America. This includes Canada and recent events in the United States and around the world. Students will learn about the lives and contributions of great missionaries and other well-known Christian leaders.

In the area of science, students will learn the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the man made idea of evolution. Students will apply what they have learned by doing projects and experiments. Some of the topics students will study include invertebrates, plants, forces of the earth, the universe, space travel, and matter and chemistry.

In the area of health, special emphasis will be placed on the study of the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. Students become familiar with major health concerns, such as drug abuse and AIDS, and discover the physical, mental, social, and spiritual effects of these problems on the individual and on the nation. A proper attitude toward safety is stressed, teaching students personal responsibility for safety behavior. Students learn to recognize symptoms requiring emergency aid and practice basic first-aid procedures for minor injuries.

All grade levels will have a full school year of Biblical study that is developmentally appropriate, geared toward the age of the student and his or her cognitive ability for understanding and comprehension.

Key learning

This deeper look into literature and art will equip students not only for the next grade, but also for a lifetime of literary learning. Themes include brotherhood, friendship, generosity, honor, ingenuity, leadership, patience, prayer, justice, loyalty, citizenship, dedication, and responsibility.


 In the area of mathematics, each student will master important arithmetic skills and concepts through story problems and frequent problem-solving strategies.