At Maryville Christian School, students receive a Christ-centered education that focuses on spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. Our academically challenging and developmentally appropriate programs prepare students to be powerful and effective servant leaders who will impact their ever-changing world for Christ through biblical thought and action.

+ Grade 6

Bible

The Bible curriculum is designed to further students’ knowledge and understanding of God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish, Art
  • Physical Education
  • STEM
  • Computers
  • Chapel

Field Trips

  • Fox Theater in Saint Louis, Missouri

Language Arts

This course involves the study of an integrated curriculum that combines foundational skills in both reading and writing. Reading instruction will bridge students from basic comprehension to the deeper skills of citing textual evidence and beginning level literary analysis. Writing instruction will focus on solidifying mechanics and organizing and structuring paragraphs while laying the foundations for longer compositions. Students will read from a variety of texts and genres, including short stories, novels, poetry and nonfiction.

Mathematics

This course reinforces basic mathematical concepts and introduces skills that are essential for all students. Units of study include operations and properties, an introduction to algebraic variables, expressions, and equations, decimals, fractions, data collection and analysis, proportional relationships, measurement, geometry, and integers. Concepts, procedures, and vocabulary that students will need in order to be successful in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry courses are introduced and continually practiced.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Toy Drive
  • Christmas cards for soldiers

Science

Earth and Space Science introduces students to Earth’s structures and the forces that God utilized to create our universe. During this course students will develop their understanding of the world around them through hands-on laboratory experiments, classroom discussions, cooperative learning activities, and teacher instruction. Reading and writing assignments are designed to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate an ability to comprehend, apply, and analyze content from a variety of informational text sources (textbook, scientific articles, lab reports, etc).

Sixth Grade Life

  • Broadcast Club
  • Humble Hands
  • Math Contest
  • Cheerleading
  • Actions of Love
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf (intramural)
  • Bowling (intramural)
  • Drama Club
  • Robotics
  • Bible Study
  • Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair

Social Studies

This course takes students on a journey through a variety of ancient cultures such as ancient Egypt, China, Greece and Rome. They are immersed in these cultures through the creation of hands-on projects that develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Discovery is furthered through peer collaboration and discussion formats such as debates and one-on-one conversations about the material.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

STEM class is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gather and evaluate evidence, analyze data, and solve difficult problems. Various STEM projects are used to incorporate inquiry-based thinking and hands-on participation.

+ Grade 7

Bible

The Bible curriculum is designed to further students’ knowledge and understanding of God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • STEM
  • Computers
  • Chapel

Field Trips

  • Fox Theater in Saint Louis, Missouri

Language Arts

This course involves the study of an integrated curriculum that combines developing skills in both reading and writing. Reading instruction will build upon comprehension with the deeper skills of citing textual evidence and beginning level literary analysis. Writing instruction will focus on bridging the step from structured paragraphs to longer compositions. Students will write at least one essay-length composition by the end of the term. Students will read from a variety of texts and genres, including short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, and drama, with an introduction to the works of William Shakespeare.

Mathematics

The Pre-Algebra course is an introduction to basic algebra concepts and a review of basic arithmetic algorithms. Throughout the course, students work to develop good mathematical study skills and learning strategies. The course begins with review of the number system and operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers. It leads to more advanced topics such as rational and linear exponents, ratios, proportions and percentage, and solving simple and complex equations with one variable.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Toy Drive
  • Christmas cards for soldiers
  • Homeless Shelter Ministry

Science

Life Science introduces students to the basic structures of life and how God intricately designed them to interact to form various ecosystems. During this course students will further develop their understanding of the world around them through teacher hands-on laboratory experiments, classroom discussions, cooperative learning activities, and teacher instruction. Reading and writing assignments are designed to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate an ability to comprehend, apply, and analyze content from a variety of informational text sources (textbook, scientific articles, lab reports, etc).

Seventh Grade Life

  • Broadcast Club
  • Humble Hands
  • Math Contest
  • Cheerleading
  • Actions of Love
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf (intramural)
  • Bowling (intramural)
  • Drama Club
  • Robotics
  • Bible Study
  • Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair

Social Studies

This course takes students on a journey through time from when the first explorers discovered America all they way through the Civil War. They engage in this material through the creation of hands-on projects that develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classroom debates and discussions challenge students to compare and contrast differing viewpoints, identify what factors led to certain events, empathize with the individuals who experienced the events, and summarize what effects the events had on the development of our nation.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

STEM class is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gather and evaluate evidence, analyze data, and solve difficult problems. Various STEM projects are used to incorporate inquiry-based thinking and hands-on participation.

 

+ Grade 8

Bible

The Bible curriculum is designed to further students’ knowledge and understanding of God’s love and divine purpose for each of them. It is our goal for each student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, a love for His word, and a desire to share the Gospel with others.

Eighth Grade Life

  • Broadcast Club
  • Humble Hands
  • Math Contest
  • Cheerleading
  • Actions of Love
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf (intramural)
  • Bowling (intramural)
  • Drama Club
  • Robotics
  • Bible Study
  • Spelling Bee
  • Science Fair

Exploratory Courses

  • Spanish, Art
  • Physical Education
  • STEM
  • Computers
  • Chapel

Field Trips

  • Fox Theater in Saint Louis, Missouri

Language Arts

This course involves the study of an integrated curriculum that combines high school preparatory skills in both reading and writing. Reading instruction will ground students in the deeper skills of citing textual evidence and literary analysis while advancing their comprehension of higher-level texts. Writing instruction will focus on longer compositions, with at least one major writing assignment per quarter. Students will read from a variety of texts and genres, including short stories, novels, poetry, and nonfiction, focusing on the literary archetypes of the hero journey and the question of utopia.

Mathematics

The goal of this course is to have students develop the ability to analyze and solve problems and provide a sound foundation for the study of more advanced topics in mathematics. Algebra 1 introduces basic algebraic skills in a logical order, including relations, functions, solving and graphing linear equations, solving and graphing linear inequalities, systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, probability, statistics, and quadratic functions.

Missions

  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Toy Drive
  • Christmas cards for soldiers
  • Homeless Shelter Ministry
  • Chicago trip

Science

Physical science is designed to teach students about the physical world in which they live in. The course is broken down into three units: Motion and Forces, Energy and Matter, and Atoms and Elements. Laboratory experiences and classroom activities are an extension of classroom instruction and are inquiry-based, requiring students to apply the scientific method, problem-solving strategies, and critical thinking skills. Students will plan and conduct research involving both classroom experimentation and literature reviews from written and electronic sources. This course is designed to prepare students for the rigors of a high school course.

Social Studies

This course leads students on a journey from the reconstruction period when a war torn United States began to rebuild all the way up to a time when the world was entrenched in the hand-to-hand combat of World War II. They interact with the content through the creation of hands-on projects that develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Classroom debates and discussions challenge students to compare and contrast differing viewpoints, identify what factors led to certain events, empathize with the individuals who experienced the events, and summarize what effects the events had on the development of our nation.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

STEM class is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gather and evaluate evidence, analyze data, and solve difficult problems. Various STEM projects are used to incorporate inquiry-based thinking and hands-on participation.