Intermediate Grades

 

The intermediate department is a place to transition between the primary grades and the middle school.  By the time our students leave sixth grade, they have learned how to study, be better organized, be independent learners and readers, and create learning tools such as documents, videos, and presentations. 
 
Curriculum

  • Grammar
  • Reading / Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
    • 4th - Alabama history
    • 5th - American history
    • 6th - World history
  • Foreign language instruction by highly qualified teachers
    • French for 4th grade 
    • Latin for 5th and 6th grades
  • Weekly art and music lessons
  • PE classes daily
  • Music and drama performances
  • Technology classes to learn ethical and proper use of computers and other devices; to create documents, presentations, and videos; to learn how to use technology in many ways to enhance learning and create cross-curricular projects; to learn presentation skills 


Other Enrichment Activities

 

   
Examples of Culminating Events and Projects
 
Examples of Field Trips,
Special Projects and Activities, and Community Service
4th
  • Green Corn Ceremony
  • Prehistoric Indian Projects
  • Edward Tulane Summer Reading Project
  • At home video project-
    From Water to Rain
  • At home video project-
    Static Electricity
  • Various inquiry-based and STEM science projects and activities
  • Tour of Montgomery; Capitol; Old Alabama Town; Governor’s Mansion; Judicial Building; Alabama Archives and History Museum
  • CAST Theater Production
  • Earth Day at McClellan
  • Science Olympiad for over 20 Years
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • National Geographic Geography Bee
  • Dollars for Dinner Donations
  • Christmas Toy Drive
5th  
  • Revolutionary War Skits
  • 50 States Projects
  • Various inquiry-based and STEM science projects and activities
 
 
 
  • Orienteering with SWAT Team
  • Little River Canyon
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural Science in Atlanta
  • CAST Theater Production
  • Science Olympiad for over 20 Years
  • National Geographic Geography Bee
  • DAR Essay Contest
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • Dollars for Dinner Donations
  • Christmas Toy Drive
6th  
  • Egyptian Research Project
  •  Greek Research Project
  • Medieval Luncheon
  • Volcano Newscast Video Project
  • Pi Day Activities
  • Beach Measurement Day
  • Orienteering with SWAT Team
  • Camp McDowell Environmental Center 3-Day Trip
  • CAST Theater Production
  • 6th Grade LS Annual Staff Visit to Herff Jones Publisher in Montgomery
  • Science Olympiad
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • National Geographic Geography Bee
  • DAR Essay Contest
  • Dollars for Dinner Donations
  • Christmas Toy Drive
  • 1st Grade Reading Buddies

All lower school students have access to:
  • After-school childcare provided by the YMCA in the lower school building until 5:30 PM.
  • Private music lessons in piano, strings, guitar, voice are available on our campus during the school day.  Over 30% of our students take advantage of these lessons.
  • Bus service is available daily to and from Talladega, Lincoln, and Riverside