Seventh Grade

PREPARING FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Seventh grade students are more  adept at abstract thought and ask complex questions. Students often work well with technology assignments, in group situations, and can be given selected upper-level work. 

St. Mary’s has three seventh grade homerooms each with a preferred maximum of 20 students. In addition to the subjects described below, our students have weekly specials classes including art, computer/technology, music, PE, and Spanish.

Students also have a daily, ninth-period class that offers enrichment opportunities through a variety of quarterly electives from which to choose. Electives may include competition math, broadcasting, first aid/CPR, installation art, Model UN, short stories, sign language, and a class on positivity to name a few.

Below is a brief highlight of our seventh grade curriculum. Instruction will be differentiated based on a students' academic levels and learning styles. This is achieved through engaging activities and technology resources in areas such as math, reading, science, and Spanish. For complete curriculum standards, please visit the Diocese of Savannah Catholic Schools Curriculum.

MATH – Seventh grade math focuses on fractions/decimals/percents, integers, rations and proportions, numerical and algebraic expressions, multi-step algebraic equations and inequalities, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability.

PRE-ALGEBRA - For seventh grade students who are in advanced math or pre-algebra, course studies include rational and irrational numbers, exponents and scientific notation, equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, slope and functions, probability and statistics, similar figures and the Pythagorean Theorem, geometry, and area and volume of three dimensional figures.

LANGUAGE ARTS – Language arts includes grammar, vocabulary, and literature. The grammar program thoroughly covers all areas of mechanics and usage. Vocabulary consists of definition study in connection with synonym and antonym practice and words in context. Literature class combines reading comprehension and literary focus. Writing is a main focus in grammar and literature. Both creative and formal writing forms are developed.

RELIGION – Students study Jesus’s ministry, the Mass, the Sacraments, and discipleship. In addition to classroom instruction, this course includes in-class discussions, writing, and projects.

SCIENCE – Through instruction, classroom discussion, and investigation, students study life science as a progression. Students begin with simple bacteria and move to more complex plant cells and cells and heredity. Students then advance to more complex human health and body systems. 

SOCIAL STUDIES – Students study history of the eastern world including topics in geography, southwest and central Asia, eastern Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt, and India. Topics studied include economies, governments, resources, and people. The course delves into the great religions of the area Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Students look at how these area fit into a global community that relies on each other. Conflicts of the regions and solutions are explored. Course studies are accomplished through class discussions, student-led debates, and writing.