Middle School

Launching into New Waters

Middle School represents a time of transition filled with energy and excitement. We embrace the fact that our students are undergoing drastic physical, social, emotional, and cognitive changes and provide a child-centered program staffed with caring, Christian teachers. We consider it a privilege and great responsibility to walk alongside our students and their parents for four wonderful years, as they navigate the often difficult waters that come with the passage from childhood into early adolescence.

Mary Theriot

Head of Middle School

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Employed at Dunham since
1999
Undergraduate Degree
Southeastern Louisiana University, 1978
Masters Degree
Louisiana State University, 2009
Doctorate Degree
Certifications
Apple Teacher, 2016
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Mary Theriot
Head of Middle School
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Middle School Curriculum

Our Middle School program balances academics with athletics and arts in preparation for the rigor and expectation of Upper School and college. Honors and advanced cores are available for gifted and high-achieving learners. We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities in athletics, dance, choir, and band as well as opportunities to participate in plays, service projects, and a variety of clubs and organizations. Under the MIddle School House System, students are assigned to one of four houses, where they develop leadership skills and compete for the coveted House Cup.

Middle School Subjects by Grade

Fifth Grade

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  • English 5
  • English 5-Advanced
  • Literature
  • Literature 5-Advanced
  • Mathematics 5
  • Mathematics 5-Advanced
  • Science 5
  • Science 5-Advanced
  • History 5
  • History 5-Advanced
  • Bible 5
  • STEM I
  • Fine Arts Rotation (Art, Choir, Dance, Theatre)
  • Physical Education
  • STEP in Middle School
Sixth Grade

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  • English 6
  • English 6-Advanced
  • Literature 6
  • Literature 6-Advanced
  • Mathematics 6
  • Mathematics 6-Advanced
  • Science 6
  • Science 6-Advanced
  • American History 6
  • American History 6-Advanced
  • Bible 6
  • Latin 6
  • STEM II
  • Beginning Band or Fine Arts Rotation (Art, Choir, Dance, Theatre)
  • Physical Education
Seventh Grade

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  • English 7
  • English 7-Advanced
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I Honors*
  • Algebra IA Honors*
  • Science 7
  • Science 7-Advanced
  • American History 7
  • American History 7-Advanced
  • Bible 7
  • Foreign Language (1 semester each: French & Spanish)
  • STEM III
  • Intermediate Band or Fine Arts Rotation (Art, Choir, Dance, Theatre)
  • Physical Education

*Upper School credit course

Eighth Grade

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  • English 8
  • English 8-Advanced
  • Algebra I Honors*
  • Algebra IA*
  • Algebra IB Honors*
  • Geometry Honors*
  • Science B
  • Physical Science Honors*
  • Chemistry Honors*
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Ancient Civilizations-Advanced
  • Bible 8
  • Foreign Language (Latin I, French I, or Spanish I)*
  • STEM IV
  • Fine Arts (Advanced Band or Choir/Art or Theatre/Dance)
  • Physical Education/Health*

*Upper School credit course

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