The middle school program at LFS places student voices at the center of the classroom.
History and Social Studies
In middle school social studies and history, students explore who they are, how they are connected to others in history and society, and the value of active and informed citizenship inclusive of multiple viewpoints and cultural practices.
Our middle school mathematics program builds on skills built in lower school, meets students where they are, and continues to foster the traits of confidence, enthusiasm, strength, and flexibility around math as students develop their reasoning and communication skills.
The focus of middle school science is observation, clear analysis, and communication.
Our young scientists become adept at scrutinizing demonstrations, reading from a variety of sources, taking notes in different ways, developing hypotheses, conducting experiments, supporting claims with evidence, solving problems, building models, analyzing data, discussing concepts and ideas, listening to others and writing for a variety of purposes. Each year, students design and carry out individual or group science or engineering projects, and then they share them with the community at the LFS STEAM fair.
Middle school students continue to be immersed in Spanish conversation while learning grammar, and improving on reading, writing, and presentation skills.
Continuing on the skills gained in lower school, conversation and immersion continue to be at the center of the middle school Spanish curriculum. Students will be focused on building their vocabulary, and will be reading and writing in Spanish to engage with technical aspects of language. Additionally, students will work on their presentation skills with a research project, oriented towards learning about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and aimed to build research and speaking skills. Middle school students will have Spanish class 3 times per week for 30 minutes as a whole group.
The goal of the middle school Spanish curriculum is to engage students with technical and grammatical language components, but also to improve upon conversational and cultural understandings of the language. We also aim to help students prepare for high school level Spanish courses, should they continue to pursue the language.
We chose to focus on Spanish as a world language to serve the Lancaster community, and to better equip our students to be active and knowledgable global citizens.