Middle School Curriculum
What does a typical day look like in 8th Grade?
A St. Philip Graduate is...
*As described by St. Philip Faculty
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Preparing For High School
The high school preparation process begins at St. Philip in 5th grade when students enter our rigorous High School Preparation Program. Students engage with and learn from specialized teachers in math, language arts, science, and social studies, and learn how to manage block schedules and switching classrooms.
In 6th Grade, we build upon the skills students have learned in previous years and prepare them for the increased challenges of middle school. Our curriculum is designed to help students become more independent, responsible, and accountable as they move closer to high school.
In 7th grade, our Middle School teachers continue to emphasize the importance of classroom attendance, quarterly report cards, and test scores. Chicago area high schools typically review students' information and scores from 7th grade, so our teachers encourage students to do their best work throughout the year.
Each family is invited to a High School information each year led by Mr. Markworth, who has nearly 30 years of experience navigating the high school process with families. He discusses the various high school options and admissions criteria with each family and remains in frequent communication with families throughout the year.