Sixth Grade

This is not junior high as you remember it. It’s fascinating, fast-paced, and fun! Sixth grade represents a turning point as days become busier and subject matter more sophisticated:

  • In World History, your child will not only learn about ancient cultures; he will discover how that history connects with current events around the world.
  • Your child will be spellbound by great stories, from the remarkable novel Wonder to the poignant Where the Red Fern Grows. She will perform a classic folk story and write one of her own.
  • A year of intensive Earth Science and Oceanography will culminate in the Galveston field trip, where your child will kayak in shallow salt marshes and seine for sea creatures.
  • English, Science, and Social Studies classes will offer context for developing strong composition skills.
  • Through our buddy program, your child will shine as a role model to a Kindergartener. Together, they will study, laugh, work, and pray.
  • An advisory class of ten students will have important discussions about character, friendship, and making choices that help us be who God wants us to be.
Sixth graders also enjoy the freedom of individualized schedules. Some begin formal Spanish; others take a second English class. They can choose from an array of activities during the school day and compete enthusiastically for ROBS after class. Raider Chorus engages budding musicians, and Math Club offers friendly competition to students with a passion for math and science.

Middle School is an ideal time for your child to try on many hats. Both of you may be surprised at what new interests and talents emerge!
When I came to ROBS in sixth grade, I immediately felt like I belonged.
Located in Houston, Texas, River Oaks Baptist School is a private, Christian, co-educational day school for students in preschool, lower school, and middle school. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, Christian character education, competitive athletics, fine and performing arts, and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities.
Ambitious academics rooted in abiding Christian values for children age 2 through grade 8



2300 Willowick
Houston, Texas 77027
713.623.6938

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