Baylor's Middle School curriculum provides an excellent foundation for students in arts, sciences, mathematics, and humanities. An important strength of our curriculum is that these major academic disciplines are further enriched with special programs that provide even more challenges and opportunities.
Some of these programs include:
Sixth Grade Class trip
At the beginning of their sixth grade year, students enjoy a three-day, two-night trip with classmates and teachers. Teachers plan and lead the trip, which is designed to allow students to meet their new classmates, learn about the Baylor experience, and just have fun! Getting-to-know-you games, team-building activities, and advisory meetings help sixth-graders deepen new friendships with classmates and teachers. Students also participate in a variety of action-packed activities including flying through the air on a zip-line, challenging themselves on the high ropes course, scaling the climbing wall, and relaxing in the water park. Sixth graders will return to campus with new friends and ready to take on the rest of their school year!Sixth Grade Book Clubs
The sixth grade community (students, parents and teachers) enjoy participating in two book clubs over the course of the year to discuss a common book and celebrate literature together.
Middle School Field Trips
Students enjoy a variety of field trips. Grade level trips to attractions and events in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville occur on a regular basis. In addition, each advisory group also takes numerous trips off campus which usually focus on educational activities, community service or just having fun.
Eighth Grade trip to Washington, D.C.
Since 1976, the eighth grade class has ventured to Washington, D.C. to see firsthand what they have been taught in their civics and ethics classes. A visit to the Holocaust Museum reinforces the ethical questions about prejudice, racism, and stereotyping and enhances their understanding of the Holocaust and related issues. Faculty serve as chaperones, so students have a chance to interact with their teachers in an informal yet educational setting. The itinerary includes Smithsonian's Air and Space, American History, Natural History, and National Gallery of Art museums, the Newseum, and the World War II, Vietnam and Korean War memorials.
EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES
One of the strengths of our curriculum is that the major academic disciplines are further enriched with a number of special programs that provide students with even more challenges and opportunities.