Middle School English (Grades 6-8)

Middle School is the perfect time to explore online learning. Students enjoy building community while strengthening the skills they need to succeed in high school. This full-year group tutorial has weekly 90-minute meetings over two 15-week semesters and includes grammar, vocabulary, composition, and literature studies. Whether they’ve had a little or a lot of previous experience, students make great strides using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Fix It! Grammar series along with the theme-based history writing lesson books. Wonderful stories provide the basis for engaging discussions while learning about literary genres and techniques. Middle School English is offered in a three-year rotation that allows students to jump in and out at any point.

Day/Time  Thursdays at 1pm ET/10am PT.  Academic calendar available here. 

Min/Max Students  5/10

Texts  For the 2021-2022 academic year, we will focus on Distant Lands with the following books:

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Horse and his Boy by C.S. Lewis

The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle

The Mzungu Boy by Meja Mwangi

The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson

The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

IEW’s Following Narnia® Volume 1: The Lion’s Song

IEW’s Fix It! Grammar Student Book 1, Book 2, or Book 3 (depending on previous grammar instruction)

Tuition  $450 plus a $20 non-refundable registration fee

Platform  The tutorial uses the flexible Google Classroom interface along with Zoom for live class meetings. Meetings are recorded in case of absence.

Registration  By submitting the registration form, you are reserving a place for your student and agree to be billed once the minimum enrollment of five students is met. Registration opens February 15, 2021.