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Grade Six


Students in Grade Six receive instruction in Religion, English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. The following are the summaries of the curriculum covered in each of these subject areas


Text – We Believe We Are God’s People (6). Sadlier, 2015.

A large portion of the course will be devoted to helping the students gain an understanding the Old Testament. This study will be correlated with Catholic Doctrine and different styles of prayer.

English Language Arts

Text – Storytown. Harcourt School Publishers, 2008.
Text – Voyages (6). Loyola Press, 2011                                                                                                                                                             

Our curriculum will be based on Common Core State Standards emphasizing critical thinking and interpretation skills. Students will be exposed to various age-appropriate pieces of literature. The writing process and compilation of a student portfolio will be a particular focus. In addition, study skills and standardized test preparation will be addressed. Grammar and spelling skills will be incorporated through literature from our text. Daily reading will be a requirement.


Text – Glencoe Math: Your Common Core Edition Course 1(6) . Glencoe, 2013.

Each student will be expected to develop accuracy in using basic concepts, computation and problem solving skills. In addition, students will have access to the online text and reinforcement materials. Students will understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. Students will apply and extend prior understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions and further extend their understanding of rational numbers, especially negative integers. Students will reason about order and absolute value of rational numbers and the location of points on all four quadrants of a coordinate plane. Students understand the use of variables in mathematical expressions. Students will use real world situations to aid in developing their ability to think statistically. Students will find area, surface area and volume of a variety of polygons. Emphasis will be given to developing the student’s mathematical vocabulary


Text – HMH Science Dimensions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

The Changing Earth, and Physical Science will be the two areas of focus. Independent research will develop mastery of the skills. Students will have access to an online component and worksheets.

Social Studies

Text – World Studies: Eastern Hemispheres(6). Prentice Hall,2008.

Social Studies guidelines cover an overview of the Eastern Hemisphere. The focus will be geography, history, culture and current events related to each area of study.

Additional Information

Students in Grade Six also attend classes in art, computer, library, music and physical education. For a program description in these subjects, please click on the corresponding menu item at the top of the page.

For a description of the Curriculum Guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, visit the website of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office of Catholic Education.

For information regarding Core Curriculum State Standards for Grade Six, visit the website of  PA Common Core Standards.