Middle school students at TLS are challenged to strive academically, and encouraged to participate in a variety of opportunities, including sports, music, band, art, drama, and student council. These years represent an important developmental phase in students' lives, and the faculty and staff at TLS provide the instruction, guidance, and encouragement students need to be prepared for high school and beyond. Daily, faculty members strive to help students understand how to live God-pleasing lives as young adults.
To investigate our departmentalized middle school program and to take a tour, contact us at 563-322-5224 or complete the Request for Information form.Language Arts/English/Literature: Includes study of short stories, drama, nonfiction, poetry, and novels; grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, characteristics of writing, research papers; study habits, and public speaking.Math - Curriculum focuses on learning, remembering, and using foundational skills of math. Problem sets review concepts taught previously on a continuous basis. Advanced 7th and 8th graders may be offered higher level math classes.Science: Hands-on, experimental-based program, focusing on recording class notes, logging real data obtained, and analyzing results; scientific method practiced daily.History - Students study ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, beginning of modern times, the changing world in the 20th century, American History, and Geography.Religion: Integration of faith in all academic areas. Instruction focuses on life application, memorizing scripture, and attending weekly chapelSpecials: P.E., art, music, library, computer Extra-curricular: sports, art, music (band, choir, hand bells), drama, clubs, student councilDepartmentalized instructionOutdoor Education - Christian camp experience for students in 6th - 8th grades.