Your Eighth Grader Will Learn...

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This is a big year for your student, as they will be graduating from St. Paul’s Catholic School and moving on to high school. We know that our students leave St. Paul’s incredibly prepared for their academic future, and that means we work hard in the eighth grade to ensure they are ready before they leave.

In the eighth grade, your student will advance their reading and literature stills by focusing on strategies for reading biographies, dystopian and science fiction. Vocabulary emphasizes etymology and SAT preparedness through vocabulary words.

In the eighth grade, your student will learn about physical science including the forms of matter, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, motion, force, energy, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism.

The way we structure our math curriculum at St. Paul’s Catholic School is based on your student’s level of understanding. There are four main courses that are offered to fifth through eighth graders, and that means your sixth grader may be placed in any of these courses based on their understand and needs. Next to the course, is a grade proficiency level, but again your student can advance if needed.

  • Course 1 (6th grade): Students review decimal operations, are introduced to variables, expressions and solution of equations, use number theory as it applies to fractions, show equivalences in ratios, fractions, decimals, and percents, display data on multiple types of graphs and charts, explore geometric concepts including areas and volumes.
  • Course 2 (7th grade): Students review decimals and fractions, solve equations and simple inequalities, perform integral operations, problem solve using ratios, proportions, and percents, display data in many ways including coordinate graphs, explore geometry using exponents and square roots.
  • Pre-Algebra (8th grade): Students review basics operations with decimals, fractions and integers, solve equations and inequalities, apply basic strategies to algebraic fractions, ratios, and percents, solve and graph linear functions, apply algebraic strategies to solve geometric problems.
  • Algebra (8th grade, advanced): Students review solutions of basic equations and inequalities, simplify and factor monomial and polynomial expressions, solve and graph linear and quadratic functions, simplify radical expressions.

In the eighth grade, in their last year at St. Paul’s, students engage in the study of what is “church” and what is the “Church,” including Her rich history.  They are further invited to follow the call to holiness through examinations of virtue, works of mercy, vocations, and social justice.

In the eighth grade, your student’s computer knowledge will explore the history of the Internet, programming, interactive fiction and game creation. They will also work on advanced work in spreadsheets, databases, word processing, webpage production, desktop publishing, multimedia presentation, and college and career explorations. Computers are available in the classroom and used by the students.

In addition, your eighth grader will learn Spanish as well as participate in music and physical education classes.

Our before and after school care is available to all St. Paul’s students from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost is only $3.00 an hour.

Find out more!

Call (208) 467-3601 or email school-office@stpaulsnampa.org.

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“There are so many opportunities for students at St. Paul’s School and that is important to our family. The class sizes are small, and that allows our daughters the privilege of receiving one-on-one help with their learning, they have the opportunity to take classes like Spanish starting in kindergarten through the eighth grade, and their education is enhanced with the school’s faith based values. As parents, we set high expectations so that our children become valuable members of our community, and the school sets those same standards. We feel blessed to have this school in our community.”

- Rusty and Carmen Bengoa