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A Day in the Life: 6th Grade For 6th graders, life is full of intellectual exploration and academic rigor, with breaks to enjoy Cathedral’s beautiful campus

[1] Starting in the 6th grade, students begin to tackle algebra, while also learning about the properties of geometry. [2] A 6th grader’s social studies class is interactive and lively, focusing on the study of ancient cultures, which culminates in the 6th grade play. [3] In science, 6th graders study astronomy and earth science; here, a student works on her earthquake lab. [4] A student enjoys a bit of reading before class. In addition to a world language (either Spanish or French), 6th graders begin the study of Latin.

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[5] Students enjoy a break on the Kit Wallace Playground. [6] The social studies curriculum of ancient cultures is echoed in English class, where 6th graders read selections from The Iliad and The Odyssey. [7] Sixth graders join in the singing during this year’s All Saints All Souls Evensong in the Cathedral, where students sign a scroll of remembrance.

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S P R I N G 2019

Profile for The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine

Cathedral Magazine (Spring 2019)