Our seventh grade includes day students from Fay’s Lower School, new day students from surrounding communities, and seventh grade boarding students from around the nation and the world. Courses in math, English, history, and science are required for all seventh graders, and differentiated instruction in small classes allows close teacher-student connections to flourish. Mathematics and world language placements ensure that students study material appropriate to their level of ability and move at a pace that allows them to build on previous knowledge. All seventh graders take art, music, and wellness. In addition, students are immersed in the Innovation Lab
with the Creator’s Curriculum, a course that focuses on designing and making hands-on projects using both simple and sophisticated tools, such as 3D printers and laser cutters. Throughout seventh grade, a focus on critical thinking, introspection, and problem solving helps students establish a solid academic foundation.