As Saint Luke Academy Middle School students progress through the year, their confidence builds, their ability to learn and process in multiple disciplines grows, and they graduate prepared to succeed in high school.
Middle School students dig into more advanced Math concepts, including number sense and operations, geometry and spatial sense, data analysis, measurement, probability, and algebraic reasoning.
Middle School students continue to focus on building important literacy skills, including fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing. In addition, students gain advanced skills in literary analysis, critical thinking, and sentence structure.
Middle School Science focuses on different sciences, covering topics like diverse life forms found throughout the world, human biology, animals, plants, geology, genetics, and chemical formulas. Students apply their knowledge in experiments that require them to ask questions, solve problems, create hypotheses, and think critically.
Middle School Social Studies covers a wide range of topics and concepts. Students explore and discuss different cultures, study geography, government, and politics, as well as U.S. and World History, and history's impact on current events.
Saint Luke Academy participates annually in the Metro Chicago and the All-Illinois History Fair competitions. Middle School Students produce history projects that are judged for historical knowledge, quality of analysis, and depth of research.
Over 27 years, 18 entries from Saint Luke Academy advanced to represent Illinois in the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. Four Saint Luke Academy projects have placed in the Top 10 at the National History Day competition. Every spring Saint Luke Academy students look forward to working on their individual History Fair projects.