7th & 8th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Submit your records request and reference forms to your child’s current school, if applicable.
- Records Request Form
- English Teacher Reference Form
- Math Teacher Reference Form
- Guidance Counselor Reference Form
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 email@example.com.
While 7th graders seek independence and strive to become their own person, they still look for the security of social interactions with their peers. Waldorf education meets both needs by exploring the Renaissance, a time of discovery and creativity. Geography includes studies of Africa and South America. With introductions to chemistry, human physiology, and algebra, students can observe changes and apply reasoning. Art instruction becomes more detailed with perspective and various mediums. Language Arts asks students to practice different writing styles and analyze more difficult reading material.
The theme of 8th grade can be summed up as two sides of every story. In math, they approach more complex algebra problems with the idea there maybe more than one way to achieve the answer. In Language arts, they develop skills to express ideas in essay format. Science includes experiments that may or may not have the desired outcome. A broader world view is seen in the study of world geography. Woodwork, gardening, and other arts round out the curriculum.
Students study the innovative thinkers from the Renaissance era whose thirst for knowledge was coupled with a fearless need to question and defy authority, much like what a seventh grader experiences.
Eighth grade students have reached the culmination of the middle school experience. Their sharpened observational skills and growing critical faculties open possibilities for new ideas and perceptive questioning.