Category Archives: Middle School

Cubism in Photography: Grade 7 artwork

Grade 7 students combined photography and cubism in art class this week, taking photos of each other from different angles and distances for an interesting compilation. Check out their finished portraits!

Middle School Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our Middle School Science Fair winners, which were announced at the Graduation ceremony.

Grade 6: Colin F. for his solar cell project. He designed and created his own working solar cell!

Grade 7: Zahra L. with her magnetic levitation train model. By adding magnets to the ends of a battery to simulate the train car, she could make it move through a copper coil tunnel. She also built a model metro station!

Grade 8: Maya N. for her research on Tesla coils. She learned about magnetic induction and proved her battery-powered loops would work by lighting a model city without wires!


Middle School Shakespeare

Our Middle School students presented some of their favorite Shakespeare scenes to younger students. Brought to life with costumes and humor, students enjoyed the quirky characters and funny plots.

Math Challenges Awards

Our Grade 5 & 6 students participated in monthly Math Challenges all year long, working in groups to solve math problems. We handed out award certificates to the winning teams last week – it was a close competition! Congratulations to all participants!

Graduation Celebration: Grade 5 & 8

We take time every year to celebrate our graduates, those moving up from elementary to middle school, and those graduating from FASP to go on to high school. Congratulations to all of our graduates this year, and thank you for the support of their families and teachers! We know you’re on to do great things!

What is the surface area of our skin?

Our Grade 7 students did an experiment to approximate the surface area of our skin by covering the body with paper, removing the covering, and then measuring the surface area. Any guess as to their results?

Grade 8 Class Trip to the Smoky Mountains

Grade 8 students spent 4 days in the Smoky Mountains. They spent a lot of time exploring the natural areas with camping, hiking, having a campfire, white water rafting, and more.

The students and parents worked hard to fundraise before their trip. Click here to read more about these efforts. 

Grade 8 Class Trip Fundraising

The Grade 8 students and their parents put a lot of effort into fundraising for their trip to the Smoky Mountains. Thank you to all those who helped contribute!

Click here for photos of their awesome trip!

Bake Sale during Parent Teacher Conferences:

Lunch by Parents: Lots of delicious meals were prepared and served to our students during these fun days!

What’s a Rectangular Parallelepiped?

Grade 6 students found out about rectangular parallelepipeds as they constructed their own model of these 3D rectangular-sided prisms during French mathematics class. These labeled models will help them understand and refer to the faces, sides, and angles of these shapes in Geometry lessons! Hands-on building helps reinforce the concepts students are learning. 

Science Fair 2018: Grades 6-8

It was a show of creativity, innovative thinking, and scientific method at the Middle School Science Fair on Friday. With a focus on projects that will impact our future, Grade 6, 7, and 8 students presented their work to the rest of the school community. Take a look at their ingenuity!

Grey Water or Grow Water? Can grey water be used to successfully grow plants? 

Wireless Electricity: how the Tesla coil works

An experiment in food shelf-life. Do organic or non-organic lemons hold up longer?

Transportation of the future: a look at how Hyperloop-one works with electric propulsion.

Design for a greener school of the future:

Could the majority of the vitamins we need come from a pill?

Vertical Farms: a great way to save space and reduce the use of pesticides!


Design for a house of the future. What elements would you incorporate?


Water crisis! A cost-effective water filtration system

Does a green roof help lower building temperature?

Will we all be eating bug smoothies and bread in the future?

Find out what kind of building design stands up best in the wind!

Let’s see a demonstration of how a magnetic metro system works.

A creative design for a flying car, based on the principles of how airplanes fly.

A demonstration of how hydroelectric power works

Envisioning how cars of the future will be powered

What are some of the possible benefits of an insect-filled diet?

How can we design a watering system for vertical farming so that all plants get the water they need?

Thanks to all our Middle School participants for great work and fun, educational presentations during our 2018 Science Fair!

Grade 6: A fun life science lab activity !

Have you ever wondered how scientists extract DNA from an organism? Grade 6 students enjoyed a fun life science lab activity this afternoon: DNA extraction from strawberries!

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