Through this time of change and challenges our middle school teachers hold students to high academic standards and foster a love for learning, faith and service. Teachers work in a team environment and get to know our students on a personal level. This level of understanding and attention is not only crucial for academic success now, but also gives each student the personalized tools they need to succeed in high school and beyond.

Our fundamental STREAM curriculum is fine tuned to make the most of this important transitional time between elementary and high school. To strengthen our STREAM curriculum, our middle school teachers have applied for and received grants from MISF, Catholic Financial United and the Greater White Bear Lake Foundation. Students are provided with real life experiences and opportunities to give back and serve members in the surrounding community.

Grade 5

In 5th grade students prepare for the transition to middle school. Students begin and end their day in a self-contained home room and see specialists for math, science, art and Spanish.

Grade 6-8

In grades 6-8 students transition through 6 core classes a day. These classes include math, literature, language arts, science, religion and social studies. Unique to Frassati, literature and language arts are taught separately, allowing time to go more in-depth with the subject matter. This is uncommon in public schools where both are usually taught together.

Teachers are available, by appointment, for students to retake tests or receive additional help.  

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TECHNOLOGY

Starting in middle school students get access to chrome books and their own Google accounts for research and work completion. These are monitored and time is managed to establish a healthy balance. Other supportive technology includes iPads and iMacs in a lab setting.


HIGHLIGHTS 

Grade 5 – STARBASE

Grade 5 – D.A.R.E.

Grade 6 – Wolf Ridge 

Grades 5-8 – NET Retreat

Grade 6-8 – Valley Fair!

Grade 7-8 – Washington, DC trip (every other year)

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