5th & 6th Grade Application
1. Parents/guardians can complete the online application here. If you have previously submitted an inquiry through BigSIS or already have an account, please use the same email address to log into the application.
2. Students must complete the Middle School Student Questionnaire. You may send this by mail, or by email to email@example.com.
3. Submit your records request and reference forms to your child’s current school, if applicable.
Once we review the application, our admissions office will reach out with any additional requests or information needed to consider your application. Your application is very important to us. We’ll be in touch and if you have any questions in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Often called the “The Golden Age of Childhood”, the 5th grade year finds students developing a strong sense of justice with a code of ethics, creating strong friendships, and a sense of order within space and time. This allows for a deeper dive into writing and reading such as working with active and passive voices, and into mathematics with decimals and freehand geometry. Science focuses on the plant kingdom and botany where trips into nature become more meaningful. Handwork becomes more intricate, and music includes orchestra and choir. 5th grades’ study of ancient civilizations culminates with a pentathlon with the inclusion of other Waldorf Schools.
A sixth grader’s need for world order as they stand on the edge of adolescence is met by the curriculum by subjects that encourage observation of the natural world. Physics calls for scientific perspective as does geology and astronomy. Students move from mythology to world history, gaining an understanding of the cause and effect of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Foreign Languages ask them to demonstrate grammatical rules both written and oral. The curriculum focuses on strong guidelines and clear concepts.
By the fifth grade, students have generally attained a certain ease and grace of physical movement intrinsic to their age. The celebration of their unique abilities at this time culminates in their participation in a Greek Olympiad, a pentathlon event with other regional Waldorf schools.
The six grader’s world is delineated in absolutes and “cause and effect” thinking so the curriculum focuses on strong guidelines and clear differentiation concepts.