DENVER CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School is the bridge between elementary and high school. Developmentally, early adolescence can be fraught with great change, anxiety, and uncertainty. Denver Christian counters these tendencies by building a real community which not only fosters personal responsibility and independence, but also nurtures life-long connections rooted in God’s grace and love.
Middle school students continue learning core academic skills, and in addition learn study skills and develop habits necessary for more serious academic work in high school. At the same time, we recognize the unique needs of rapidly growing middle school students by offering a rich variety of academic and practical life skills learning opportunities. It is the combination of all of these that comprise the school student core competencies that prepare our students for life after middle school. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective and help students make ethical decisions.
The Middle School program is departmentalized, providing faculty who are teaching in their areas of expertise.
The middle school science program spans a wide range of life, earth, and physical science topics, with the 8th grade culminating in Physics.
In English, students focus on grammar, writing, reading and public speaking. Our 8th grade students prepare speeches and compete in the National Junior Speech and Debate Association.
Social Studies expose students to the world. 6th grade focuses on ancient countries and cultures, Geography is taught in 7th grade and 8th grade focuses on American History.
6th and 7th grade accelerated math students may be eligible to take Pre-Algebra, and then may take and receive high school credit for Algebra I the following year. This progression allows for the freedom of advanced college level math electives, such as Calculus, to be taken in high school.
Spanish language instruction is also introduced in middle school. Students attend Spanish class twice per week, and carries on through AP level Spanish in High School.
Student autonomy increases as they move between classes on a seven-period bell schedule.
DISCIPLESHIP AND SERVICE:
Middle School students are given opportunities to serve the local Denver community and beyond. Fall leaf raking is a favorite service activity; before Christmas, 8th graders support Operation Christmas Child; and service opportunities are given as part of the Faith Family experience, too.
7th graders spend part of their first week of school together on retreat at IdRaHaJe (I’d Rather Have Jesus) in Bailey, CO to encourage team building, while enriching their spiritual development.
8th graders load the buses each school year for their first taste of a mission experience outside of Gallup, NM. Together with Rehoboth Christian School, our students spend a week in service to others helping to clean up, put together, paint, and do whatever needs to be done in the community. Along with these seminal life lessons comes a lot of fun, site seeing, and class bonding as this class approaches the culmination of their middle school experience.
At Denver Christian School, all trips are planned and guided by the teaching staff with parent chaperones always invited and encouraged to attend.
Middle school students compete in the following sports:
- Cross Country
- Volleyball (girls only)
MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
- Advanced classes in Algebra
- Chapel every Thursday
- Choir and Band performances
- Drama performances
- Faith Families
- Middle School 101
- MS celebrations : pool & pizza, ice skating, movie night
- Service projects
- Spanish instruction (6th-8th)
- Twice weekly physical education (PE)