Middle School Computer Science

In Middle School, technology exposure and experience increase as students learn specific application skills preparing for each classroom unit — learning how to use NoodleTools for bibliographies in humanities, the Desmos Graphing Calculator in math, and Scratch for interactive games and animations.

In fifth grade, deeper analysis, synthesis, and incorporation are focal themes that drive the interdisciplinary curriculum. The faculty integrate technology into all core disciplines of fifth grade to equip students with the technology skills they need to succeed and thrive. The curriculum also acquaints students with patterns of procedural thinking necessary for more advanced work, and it emphasizes skills such as research, organization, email/internet safety and ethics, advanced word processing, spreadsheet creation and graphing, programming, and the creation of multimedia projects for audiences other than oneself.