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Seventh Grade

Seventh grade is the middle of middle school. It is an incredible year full of many exciting changes. The seventh graders are learning how to be the leaders of the school, a role they will happily step into as 8th graders. This is a year of growth, change, faith, learning and community.

Our cirruculum is innovative and dynamic. Here are some of the specialized programs designed to captivate your seventh grader this year.

VAEI - Our science curriculum is based on a science model developed by the Van Andel Education Institutes Community of Practice. This model emphasizes hands-on learning and challenges students to think and act like scientists.  

IMMERSE - Students participate in a week long, cross curricular immersion at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. This is a week of inquiry-based learning that culminates with student projects showcased at a visitors night at the museum.

You Be the Chemist - Students participate in a local chemistry competition in which the top four move on to the state competition.

Math Madness - Advanced math students compete against schools across the country. There are a series of round-robin competitions followed by bracket elimination.

Calvin College Writers Workshop - Students attend a day of creative workshopping with professors, professional writers, and college students.

Saints Alive - Students research a saint and then present information about the life of the saint to the elementary students on Halloween day.

Life Skills Course - Students participates in a life skills course taught by the Kent County Health Department.

National Geographic Bee - Students compete in class geography bees to qualify for the school geographic bee. The winner of the school bee takes a geography test which could qualify the student for the national bee in Washington D.C.

Spelling Bee - Students complete in class bees to qualify for the school spelling bee. The winner and runner-up are sent on to the district spelling bee.