Middle school students at Nativity are taught to reason. That is, they are challenged to engage with what they learn in deep and critical discussion. Reasoning skills prepare the young to judge everything they see and hear, seeking to find the true, the good, and the beautiful in all things.

 

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

  • Old Testament
  • The Commandments of God
  • Morality
  • Revelation
  • Prayer memorization and devotions
  • Service, social justice, and servant leadership
  • Weekly mass and adoration
  • Daily rosary

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Geography
  • Ancient civilizations
  • Introduction to economics in early trade
  • Development of ancient law and civics
  • The rise and fall of ancient civilization
  • Social, cultural, religious, and world perspectives
 

MATHEMATICS

  • Exponentials and real numbers
  • Integer addition and subtraction
  • Geometry
  • Interpretation of graphs
  • Introduction to algebra
  • Probability
  • Formulas to solve problems

SCIENCE

  • Physical science
  • The nature and history of science and the scientific method
  • Ethics and science
  • Stewardship and environmental science
  • Scientific reading and writing literacy

 

religious studies

  • The person of Christ; introduction to Christology
  • New Testament
  • An in-depth look at liturgy
  • Confirmation and the life in the Spirit
  • Dignity of human life
  • Christian and secular norms for success
  • Marian devotions
  • Christian family life and human sexuality
  • Vocational life
  • Weekly Mass and adoration
  • Daily rosary

social studies

  • World history
  • Cartography and map reading
  • Geographic effects of colonization and imperialism
  • Economic effects of exploration and industrialization
  • Introduction to medieval and modern times
  • The origin and growth of the world’s religions
  • The spread of Christianity culture and religion
  • Introduction to American history
  • Respect and understanding of cultures different from one’s own
 

mathematics

  • Square roots
  • All functions applied to negative numbers
  • Calculating area using geometric tools
  • Pythagorean Theorem
  • Probability, statistics, and the analysis of data
  • Applying algebraic expressions
  • Rational and irrational numbers

science

  • Integrated health and the human systems
  • Organisms
  • Viruses
  • Classification
  • Bactria, Protista, Fungi
  • Plants and animals
  • Cell structure and function
  • Heredity and genetics
  • Human anatomy
  • The nature of science and morality

 

religious studies

  • Catholic identity and tradition
  • The Church and the book of Acts
  • Development of doctrine in the Church’s history
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Sin, grace, and happiness
  • Living a life of mercy
  • Weekly Mass and adoration
  • Daily rosary

social studies

  • Political systems
  • American history to the end of the Cold War
  • American government
  • Geography and economic development in the US
  • The growth of the American stock market and its crash
  • Trade yesterday and today
  • Immigration history in the US
  • Foreign policy, the UN, and foreign policy
  • Care for God’s creation
 

mathematics

  • Algebra 1
  • Algebraic logic
  • Simple aspects of logical argumentation
  • Linear equations and functions
  • Proportional reasoning
  • Systems of equations
  • Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Quadratic functions
  • Rational expressions and equations

SCIENCE

  • Heathy lifestyle and human risks
  • Matter and its properties
  • Periodic table of elements
  • Acids and bases
  • Earth science
  • Surface changing processes
  • Geologic changing processes
  • Resources and renewable energy
  • Introduction to astronomy
  • Scientific experimentation