Seventh Grade Curriculum Guide

The Catholic School is a unique faith-centered community, which integrates thinking and believing in ways that encourage intellectual growth, nurture faith, and inspire action.

The commitment to academic excellence, which fosters the intellectual development of all students, is an integral part of the mission of our school.


Your child will learn to:

  • Learn how God is revealed in the New Testament, and particularly in the gospels
  • Study the history of Jesus and the   early church and how they apply to modern life
  • Model the social teaching of the Church through service and involvement in the local community
  • Demonstrate faith and service through participation and leadership in school masses and prayer services

Language Arts

Your child will learn to:

  • Write a variety of forms which include persuasive, narrative, expository,  comparisons and more
  • Use the steps of the writing process and the traits of good writing to produce quality written assignments
  • Identify and define the parts of speech
  • Apply writing conventions of spelling, capitalization, punctuation and syntax
  • Speak confidently and clearly in front of an audience

Math:  General Math / Pre-Algebra

In Pre-Algebra your child will learn to:

  • Explore the language of Algebra
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers and fractions
  • Solve and simplify expressions using the Distributive, Commutative, and Associative Properties
  • Write and solve multi-step equations and inequalities
  • Multiply and divide monomials
  • Evaluate expressions with ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Graph linear equations and inequalities
  • Apply geometry to real-world problems

In General Math your child will learn to:

  • Add, subtract, and divide integers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
  • Solve expressions with exponents
  • Create and interpret graphs
  • Graph functions on the coordinate plane
  • Write fractions as decimals and vice   versa
  • Write an solve multi-step equations
  • Solve expressions with ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Apply geometry to real-world problems


  • Practice spelling grade level words using phonetic groupings
  • Practice frequently misspelled words
  • Study words adapted from other languages


Your child will learn to:

  • Build vocabulary through reading
  • Examine the elements of literature including: plot, setting, characterization, theme and more
  • Develop and practice critical and  analytical examination of texts
  • Read and research in a variety of genres including: short stories, drama   essays, novels, biographies, poetry and others.
  • Read for enrichment, recreation and life-long learning

Science – Life Science

Your child will learn to:

  • Understand and practice laboratory  safety
  • Use the scientific method for applications in problem solving
  • Recognize cell theory, and learn the   major structures of cells
  • Apply fundamental knowledge of genetics and understand the importance of  heredity in all living systems
  • Identify the schemes biologists use to classify all living things, and examine each major group
  • Examine structure and function of micro-organisms and their role in infectious diseases.
  • Apply knowledge of human and microbe interactions to understand factors that influence the spread of disease

Social Studies

Your child will:

  • Identify the geography and geology of Washington state
  • Note the impact of historical events
  • Understand the diverse cultural make up of our state
  • Explore the industrial growth of  Washington
  • Recognize the impact of reform movements
  • Analyze how Washington was influenced by two world wars and the Great         Depression
  • Identify how our government works
  • Draw conclusions about our state’s economy


  • Mathletes
  • Peace Partners
  • KOSTKA club
  • MAPS testing 3 times per year

Music / Drama

There is one quarter of Music/Drama for students each year.  Students will continue to study vocal literature and the background of the music they learn, as well as working on correct singing technique and part-singing.  They will also continue to work on basic acting and technical support for theatre, ending in a performance both singing and drama at the end of the unit.

Computer Technology

  • Research Author Boards
  • Instruction in applications of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Accelerated Reader / Star Reading assessment


Each student will have one quarter of Art in which they be exposed to many different mediums and will produce items for public display.  Seventh grade curriculum will focus on art aesthetics and each child including personality as part of his or her work.  Your child will do projects involving several     techniques:

  • Batik; wax and dye
  • Plaster life masks and bas relief sculptures
  • Oil pastel
  • Acrylic paint
  • Drawing and shading
  • How to produce and display work


Each student will have 2 quarters of P.E. class with their homeroom class.  Students will be required to change into P.E. clothes (health and hygiene purposes).  Students will be expected to participate at their current skill level, show growth in their skills, and show appropriate sportsmanship behavior during class.