Middle School
Seventh Grade

Sometimes seventh grade gets a bad rap. Parents often consider this age and stage a parenting challenge and point to it as the nadir of their own grade school years. So it may come as a surprise that at ROBS, we love seventh graders. A wise middle school principal once said, “Children this age are old enough to be interesting and young enough to still be interested.” 

On a daily basis, much is required of seventh graders at ROBS. They study many subjects and work hard at them. They are sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. They are athletes and artists. They are navigating the uncharted territory of adolescence. They are classmates and friends. Sometimes they strive to fulfill the expectations of others, even as they are coming to realize their own expectations matter more. They are part of God’s plan and doing God’s work. At ROBS, seventh graders have English and math classes differentiated on individual readiness and an expanding array of courses from which to choose. Students are asked to reflect on the “why” of current events and to listen without judgment to other people’s life experiences and points of view. For many students, seventh grade marks the end of being a child and the beginning of becoming their grown-up selves. We want to be alongside your child for this journey—because we love our seventh graders.   

 


Avid Readers & Writers

All seventh graders are enrolled in either Level or Honors English. Students in Honors English read additional literature, complete more writing assignments, and work at a faster pace than students in Level English classes. In addition to their core English class, seventh graders may take Reading & Writing Seminar in...

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Master Mathematicians

Numbers have long been important in managing life, but they have never been as ubiquitous as they are today. Computers catalyzed that change, creating the seemingly endless ability to gather, process, and disseminate quantitative information. This powerful tool has brought unprecedented access to quantitative data, but in so doing it...

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Curious Scientists

Walk past the seventh grade Science lab, and you might sense the familiar scent of formaldehyde. (Yes, it’s exactly as you remember it from Biology class.) You also might hear sounds that excite the soul of every teacher: “This is fun!” “I didn’t know that!” “Can we keep going?” In this...

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Global Citizens

What do the American values of democracy, human rights, and rational argument have in common? Our seventh graders know. These ideological pillars of American society have their roots in Western Civilization. Your child will trace the trajectory of European history—including ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance,...

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Buenos Amigos

Sharing the human experience is at the core of communication, and being able to communicate in more than one language widens our world. We want your child to find joy in embracing new cultures and making connections between their own lives and the lives of others. Your child will learn...

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Inspired Artists

Students may read about social injustice in history class, but singing, painting, or enacting it on stage can change the way they see the world. The arts serve as a pathway to empathy, creativity, problem-solving, and resiliency. We aim for students to leave ROBS as knowledgeable, literate, and life-long appreciators...

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Spiritual Learners

Seventh graders contemplate the question “Who is Jesus?” during their trimester-long Bible class. Your child will discover answers for himself by looking at the different names and titles attributed to Christ in scripture. In addition, he will examine the kingdom of God as Jesus describes it in His parables and...

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Celebrated Athletes

Participating in sports teaches kids so many important life skills like teamwork, perseverance, and communication. Students experience the direct connection between focused practice and improved results. Studies show that playing a sport contributes to stronger academic performance. And of course, regular exercise translates into better physical and mental health. 

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After-school programming

After-school learning at ROBS includes Prime Time, our extended-day program, as well as a variety of enrichment classes offered until 6:00 p.m. each day for Readiness – Grade 8.

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Enjoy seventh grade at ROBS!