Fifth-Eighth Grade is our Middle School
The middle school years at St. Peter Catholic School are a beautiful season in a child’s life. Each day begins and ends in the grade-level homeroom under the guidance of a teacher who honors each child’s dignity and fosters the individual potential of all. The weekly schedule consists of courses in mathematics, religion, science, English, literature, social studies, art, phy ed, and instrumental or vocal music. The keystone of the middle school formation of critical thinkers is weekly participation in our Socratic Seminar course.
These seminars are taught by all middle school faculty members, school principal, and parish priests. The Socratic Seminar forms students into critical thinkers via diligent reading and annotation, civil discourse with classmates, and thoughtful written reflection on an essential question.
Social studies and religion curriculum consists of text-based learning of Hebrew Scriptures and the Ancient Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome, and the Americas, as well as Early American History, Minnesota History, and the sacraments.
Language Arts curriculum focuses on improved grammar, writing, and speaking skills. Students read literature by authors such as: Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.