Sixth Grade

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.”

            —Albert Einstein

Looking Outward

Sixth grade is a time of great change and new ways of thinking as pre-adolescence takes hold. The sixth grade curriculum supports the sometimes ego-centric preteen with ample opportunities to look outside themselves through observation in Astronomy and Physics, as well as cause-and-effect thinking when studying the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. As with all grades in the Waldorf curriculum, the Subjects scaffold the Main Lesson for an all-encompassing approach to learning.

Main Lesson Block

  • Rome

  • Middle Ages

  • World geography

  • Physics

  • Geology/Minerology

  • Astronomy

  • Business math

  • Geometry

Subject Classes


  • Choral music:  songs of the Middle Ages

  • Soprano and alto recorder

  • Strings/Orchestra

Practical and Fine Arts

  • Geometric drawing

  • Painting

  • Calligraphy

  • Drama

  • Woodwork

  • Clay modeling

  • Mosaics

  • Soft-fiber sculpture

Movement/Spacial Dynamics™

  • Introduction to zone sports

  • Folk dancing

  • Circus apprenticeship

  • Eurythmy


  • Spanish:  grammar, reading, free translations

  • Exposure to Latin

Download the comprehensive Sixth Grade Curriculum.


Skills Classes

  • Math

  • Language Arts


Every student in grades 1-8

plays a musical instrument.  

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