Ashbrook students in grades 5 through 8 continue to build and expand basic knowledge by developing higher level thinking skills, including application, analysis, synthesis, and integration of content areas. In-depth learning, time management, and organizational skills are emphasized. Teachers present a balance of conceptual understanding, problem solving, and skill building.
- Grade 5 bridges the Lower School and the Middle School. Fifth grade students study the core subjects of math, English/language arts, science, and history with a homeroom teacher. As they progress throughout the school day, students move to different classrooms for their specific electives.
- Core I classes for grades 6-8 are taught daily and include math, world history, English/language arts, and laboratory sciences.
- Core II classes for grades 6-8 are taught two to three times per week and include physical education, foreign languages, engineering, technology, music, drama and art.
- Students can choose from Core III electives to complete their program. These electives vary from year to year. The following is a sampling of electives.