Sixth Grade

An emphasis on independent learning

Calvert’s 6th Grade curriculum will expand your child’s knowledge of classic American literature by delving into works of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes. In math, students use integers to represent positive and negative real world quantities, relate fractions, decimals, and percents, as well as generate and identify equivalent expressions. In geography, your student will travel to Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, where they will also learn about the environment, weather, and climates in their sciences.


Students draw on problem-solving skills and prior knowledge to develop an understanding of ratios and proportions, summarize data distributions, compare numbers with percents and ratios, write and evaluate algebraic expressions, and express and compute rates.

Language Arts

Students develop skills of literary analysis while enjoying poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction. Grammar study is intensified as students learn how to diagram sentences. Composition skills are honed through various assignments, including a research report.

  • City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
  • Critical Thinking (Level F)
  • Esperanza Rising
  • Explorations: An Anthology
  • The Master Puppeteer
  • The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Theras and his Town


Students study the nature of science, measurement, and data to form a foundation for conducting scientific investigations throughout the course. Earth Science topics such as Astronomy, geology, oceanography, and meteorology are explored through STEM activities that encourage scientific thought.

History & Geography

Students are awed by the past through the study of world history and geography. Students explore ancient civilizations from early humans through the Renaissance.


Web research and creating digital presentations are critical skills used for study across subjects.


Students study Egyptian line drawing, soft-dough sculpture, relief sculpture, and symmetry design. Lessons are coordinated with Art History study.

Art History

A Child’s History of Art: Sculpture offers the study of great sculpture from ancient times to the present.

Course content subject to change.

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