The Avalon School 中学: 年级s 6-8
中学 life marks an increase in the opportunities to test their intellectual powers 通过代数, expository and creative writing and speaking, as well as deeper forays into Ancient, European and American history. Organized sports and frequent field trips allow boys to retain the adventurous dimension of the early years and provide increased opportunities for the peer friendships so valued by the developing adolescent.
“For a friend with an understanding heart is worth no less than a brother”
--《bet9九州体育》, 荷马, Book 8, ln. 585-6
We have adopted the 伊格内修斯出版社 series for our religion program in grades one through eight. Its authentic teaching and beautiful artwork present wonderfully the richness of the Catholic faith. 在所有的事情上, but especially through our religion program, we hope to form boys into men who will make a more human, more vital society.
St. 约翰•黄宗泽 F. A. 《bet9九州体育》
Augustine Came to Kent, 芭芭拉·威拉德
The 生活 of Christ, 伊格内修斯出版社
Fr. Marquette and the Great Rivers, 8月Derleth
Our 生活 in the Church, 伊格内修斯出版社
Students are taught the basic prayers, the various articles of the Apostle’s Creed, major stories from the Old and New Testaments, and lives of selected saints.
The Avalon School has adopted the Saxon 数学 series for our math program. The classes consist of short lectures followed by students working on sample problems. The books are rigorous and there is little "fluff." The learning is incremental with continual review. There is frequent cumulative testing. There is also an emphasis on correcting mistakes, a key area where much learning can take place. The classes will be supplemented with math puzzles, mental math, and topics from the history of math. Saxon books are especially suited for students to advance above grade level and we will do our best to accommodate such cases.
文本: Saxon 数学 87, Algebra 1/2, Algebra I
In Avalon's 中学 years, students finish their study of American 历史 shortly after the reconstruction period. In the seventh and eighth grades, students expand their historical scope, focusing on geography and Ancient 历史.
Continued Study of American 历史
美国历史， Oxford University Press, Bks 6 & 7
(Civil War and Reconstruction)
Geography, American and World
Ancient 历史 (emphasis on Greece and Rome)
Daily physical education for students in grades K-8 allows them to test their physical limits and to test each other. The Avalon School exposes boys to the regular passel of sports that are commonly played, helping them to develop the skills necessary to compete capably, and encouraging the boys to use their imagination and innate competitiveness to develop games of their own.
科学 is a hands-on subject. In the 中学 years, Avalon students take Earth, 生活, and Physical 科学, in preparation for the more demanding science curriculum in the 上学校.
阅读, memorization and recitation of great poetry is an essential part of the Avalon curriculum and experience and comprises a part of the English literature course offerings. Each grade memorizes and recites a number of poems throughout the year. 除了, the competitive recitation of poetry by House representatives is a staple of festival day celebrations. Poet Laureate Contests are held for the Lower and Middle schools each spring.
Professor John Senior wrote, "Western tradition, taking all that was best of the Greco-Roman world into itself has given us the thousand good books as a preparation for the great ones and for all studies in the arts and sciences, without which such studies are inhumane." Students will build upon their reading and writing skills formed in the 较低的学校 to write and argue more complex ideas and essays.
Gods, Heroes, and Men of Ancient Greece, W. H. D. 劳斯
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
A Christmas Carol, 查尔斯·狄更斯
金银岛, Robert Louis Stevenson
Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 马克吐温
麦克白, William Shakespeare
To Kill a Mockingbird, 哈泼·李
尤利乌斯•凯撒, William Shakespeare
Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
艺术 is taught one class period per week in grades 3 – 8. Students learn elements of drawing, from basic three-dimensional shapes to more challenging assignments such as the use of perspective, drawing the human person, 等. Projects include learning about and coloringheraldic shields, understanding the color wheel, and color relationships. Students also will seeand study various great works of art.