Sixth Grade

Curriculum at a Glance

The Saint Nicholas School 6th Grade Curriculum, based on the National Common Core Content Standards, is divided between three teachers.  Number systems, geometry, ratios, and probability are among the many topics of study in math. The Language Arts include fiction, nonfiction, informational text, poetry, writing, spelling, grammar, and mechanics.  Science covers earth, life, and physical science.  Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, as well as, the scientific method, and hands on activities.  Social Studies’ focus is on the history and development of societies, along with map skills. Religion includes the study of the Old Testament people and events. 


6th Grade students do a lot of different things throughout the school year.  In the fall, 6th grade along with 7th grade, travel to Camp Fitch in Erie, Pennsylvania for three days.   It is an opportunity for them to get to know each other better while learning about nature.  Science Fair is a sixth grade tradition at Saint Nicholas School.  The students begin working on their projects in the fall and are ready to present their scientific findings to guest judges in January.  They enjoy getting to visit Cardinal Mooney High School for a day in March. They take classes for a day and see what high school life is all about.