Seventh grade is the pivotal year of middle school. Students often explore ideas and behaviors as they search for their identity in moving toward adulthood. As bodies mature and emotions play their role in adolescent development, the school provides opportunities for hands-on inquiry-based learning, projects, and physical activity. Students can choose to participate in sports tournaments, band and orchestra concerts, and drama productions. Exploratory learning is provided through an elective course each quarter. Specialists teach Mandarin Chinese, art, music, physical education, and library skills. Each has a vital part in your seventh grader’s week.