Middle School Skill Development

Strong reading, writing, and math skills are essential in almost every aspect of life, including high school, ACT/SAT, college, and beyond.

The Reading/Writing portion of the class focuses on:

  • Developing a student’s reading skills through challenging literary works, including by such literary giants as Mark Twain, Jack London, J. R. R. Tolkien, and H.G. Wells.

  • Bettering their critical reading skills through standardized tests such as the SSAT, ISEE, SAT, and ACT.

  • Improving their writing skills with creative and persuasive writing prompts.

  • Building functional and precise vocabulary through challenging word lists.

  • Expanding their grammar knowledge with a thorough overview of English grammar, syntax, and phrasing conventions.

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The Math & Logical Reasoning portion of our class focuses on:

  • Enhancing students' abilities to analyze and solve complex math problems.

  • Broadening students' math knowledge by discussing topics not typically covered in middle school.

  • Learning new techniques used to solve a wide range of problems across various topics.

These key skills are built using math problems from standardized tests (like the ACT/SAT) and math competitions, along with open-ended problems that require deep critical thinking and implementation of core problem-solving strategies.