6th - 8th Grades
Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow
Middle School is a time of unique social and educational development. Our Middle School teachers are devoted solely to our Middle School students and are subject-matter experts, supporting our students as they advance deeper into subjects.
In Fifth grade, our students begin the transition from a single teacher to rotating through our Middle School teachers. While students are part of a rotating schedule, they maintain the supportive environment of homeroom and a grade-level team.
St. Pius students graduate Eighth grade with a clear picture of their strengths and challenges and the strategies, both academic and personal, to employ for success.
The St. Pius language arts curriculum continues the development of reading and comprehension skills, with a strong emphasis on developing writing skills. Middle School instruction is focused on comprehension and critical-thinking. Writing is taught as a process, building upon the skills learned in previous grades.
As students progress through our mathematics curriculum, we continue to move students at a pace that challenges them while mastering concepts successfully and preparing them for higher-level math courses. A level of basic math facts mastery allows students to focus on independent and higher-level problem solving
Middle School students utilize hands-on science that promotes critical thinking and creative problem-solving.
At St. Pius, the social sciences include history, civics, economics, and geography. Whenever possible, our teachers tie the social sciences to the real world to help students develop a broader understanding of the world around them.
St. Pius is a Catholic school, and we are rooted firmly in helping children experience the wonder of God’s creation. Students attend Mass weekly and are paired with Prayer Buddies from the elementary school. In Eighth grade, students prepare for Confirmation.
Every week students have Spanish, Library, Computer, Art, Music, PE, and Guidance lessons.
Beginning in the 6th grade, middle school students will be able to select their language of study. Currently, St.Pius X offers the following languages: Latin, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brasil), Filipino (Tagalog), Russian and American Sign Language (ASL).
Students who select an alternative language of study will report to the Language Lab at the time they would otherwise be taking Spanish, 3 days per week.