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Eighth Grade

  • 8:10 a.m. to 3:25 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Extended Care is available before school from 7:15 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.
  • Students may enhance their learning experience through Special Programs and Athletics

Eighth Grade Essential Question: “How do we change and evolve?”
The departmental focus of the Middle School Program at St. Anne’s School uses teams of teachers dedicated to Seventh and Eighth Grade studies to promote interdisciplinary projects and collaboration. In addition to departmental studies in Humanities, Science, Mathematics, Spanish, Religion, Art, Music and Physical Education, students choose intensives that meet weekly throughout the year.

The school’s social curriculum is interwoven into all activities and is designed to build self-discipline, respect, responsibility, leadership skills, life skills and service learning.

Advisory is a place to craft community and a structure to support healthy, inclusive communication and relationship building. Advisory periods include a prayer, a greeting, sharing, an activity and daily news. Students formulate hopes and dreams during advisory and set goals to reach them. Advisors work with their advisees to support their academic and social goals.

Life Skills
The life skills program provides students with pertinent information on subjects such as human sexuality, drugs and alcohol, friendships and other age- and grade-appropriate topics. Students then have an opportunity to discuss these topics within a caring environment and receive guidance on many personal and interpersonal issues and choices that emerge in adolescence.

Service Learning
We place great emphasis on community service as a fundamental part of the educational experience. The Eighth Grade is involved in a year-round service learning project, The Capstone Project, which is an extension of our academic program that instills the values of service to the community, sharing and working for the common good. Eighth Grade students work independently to serve a minimum of 10 hours of community service. They work with their advisors to identify a project and in the spring they present their work to the Middle School community. Past projects include working with the ASPCA, Therapeutic Riding, The Salvation Army, the Lighthouse Shelter and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

St. Anne's Students Performing