Middle School
Sixth Grade

This is not junior high as you remember it. Our Middle School is fascinating, fast-paced, and fun! Sixth grade represents a turning point as days become busier and subject matter more sophisticated. Whether the subject is Language Arts, Ancient Civilizations, or Earth Science, the theme of storytelling permeates the sixth-grade year. 

Your child will discover that stories are told everywhere—around the globe and in every academic discipline. He also will learn that with his own unique perspective, he has ideas and stories worth sharing. An advisory class of ten students will have important discussions about character, friendship, and making choices that help us be who God wants us to be. Through our buddy program, your child will shine as a role model to a Kindergartener. Together, they will study, laugh, work, and pray. Sixth graders also enjoy the freedom of individualized schedules. Some begin formal Spanish; others take a second English class. They can choose from an array of activities during the school day and compete enthusiastically for ROBS after class. Raider Chorus engages budding musicians, and Math Club offers friendly competition to students with a passion for math and science. Middle School is an ideal time for your child to try on many hats. Both of you may be surprised at what new interests and talents emerge!

 


“When I came to ROBS in sixth grade, I immediately felt like I belonged.”

Avid Readers & Writers

Storytelling takes center stage in sixth grade Language Arts through genres as diverse as mystery, memoir, and poetry. Imagining life through another person’s eyes, we enlarge our humanity by peering into his culture, circumstances, and inner world. In sixth grade, your child will be spellbound by great stories, from the...

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Master Mathematicians

Numbers enhance our thinking. They help us determine what policy to support and why one course of action is better than another. An education in quantitative reasoning enables us understand issues of national and personal importance and evaluate arguments made by the press, the government, and our fellow citizens. So our...

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Curious Scientists

Sixth grade Earth Science is sure to engage your child’s empirical instincts as she discovers the dramatic story of our Earth and universe, from past to present. Why are fossils of the extinct reptile Mesosaurus separated by thousands of kilometers of ocean? How was the black sand beach at Vieques, Puerto Rico formed? How can...

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Global Citizens

Anyone who remembers history class as boring was never a ROBS sixth grader. The sixth-grade Social Studies curriculum covers the ancient civilizations along the river valleys of Mesopotamia, Egypt, West Africa, Central/Meso-America, China, Japan, and India. Your child will learn about the history, geography, religion, government, and societal structures of each of...

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Buenos Amigos

For today’s children, proficiency in a foreign language is an increasingly essential life skill. One in seven U.S. residents is foreign-born, and in Texas, 30% of the population speaks Spanish. Those statistics may help explain why, according to college counselors, America’s most selective universities want applicants to have taken four...

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Inspired Artists

Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” In other words, creativity works like a muscle: By producing original ideas and connecting unrelated dots in unexpected ways, students expand their capacity for even more creativity. But the only way to practice creativity...

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Spiritual Learners

We believe that for children, the starting point for answers to life’s biggest questions is their own family. You are the most important teacher, spiritual influence, and role model for your child. 

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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. At ROBS, we want every child to grow not only as a player, but also as a person.

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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 sixth grade at ROBS!