Junior High

“I came because of the small class sizes and the opportunity to get more personal attention… What I got was an education in much more than academics. The teachers and staff became role models that were every bit as important as my friends and family in helping to develop who I grew into.” Kristen (Frye) Orlowski, graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Chop Point alumna

During junior high, students learn to actively apply what they know. Chop Point School teachers continue to emphasize solid skills such as spelling, grammar, and math while instructing students how to gather information, communicate clearly, and present their ideas in an academically acceptable way.

English lessons emphasize great books, including works by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and Harper Lee. In math, frequent repetition using the highly regarded Saxxon curriculum leads to mastery of new skills without leaving old ones behind. In social studies, students spend one year on the Western Hemisphere and one on the Eastern Hemisphere, thereby enhancing their global perspective. Earth science, life science, and physical science mirror courses students will investigate more deeply in high school.