Academics

Middle School

As the bridge between the Lower and Upper schools, our Middle School teachers and curriculum seek to challenge students in grades six through eight (6-8) academically and socially to prepare them for success in the Upper School. Middle School students are able to earn high school credit in eighth (8th) grade by taking Algebra, Spanish, and Earth Science. 

Use the dropdown list to explore our individual course offerings by department.

Middle School Curriculum

Middle School Downloads

  • Community Service Policy
    An overview of The Carmel School's student community service policy and requirements
  • Summer Reading Assignment - 6th Grade
    Please click on the link above to see the full Summer Reading Assignment.

    English 6 Suggested Summer Reading Titles


    1. *Smile by Raina Telgemeier
    2. *Elephant Run by Roland Smith
    3. *Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    4. *One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams–Garcia
    5. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    6. *Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
    7. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    8. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    9. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
    10. The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett
    11. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    12. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
    13. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
    14. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
    15. The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    16. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenksy
    17. Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
    18. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
    19. Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
    20. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

    *Titles Mrs. Tipton has not personally read but still recommends*

    If there is a book you are interested in reading that is not listed above, or if you have any questions about the Middle School Summer Reading Alternative, please contact Mrs. Tipton.
  • Summer Reading Assignment - 7th Grade
    Please click on the link above to see the full Summer Reading Assignment.

    English 7 Suggested Summer Reading Titles


    1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    2. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
    3. *The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
    4. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
    5. White Fang by Jack London
    6. Holes by Louis Sachar
    7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    8. Little Men by Louisa May Alcott
    9. My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln & Christopher Collier
    10. *The Wednesday Wars and Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
    11. *As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
    12. Sounder by William H. Armstrong
    13. *Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
    14. *Under a War Torn Sky by Laura Elliott
    15. *Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard Series by Rick Rjordan
    16. Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Grantz
    17. Inkheart Trilogy Cornelia Funke
    18. *A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
    19. *Eleven by Tom Rogers
    20. *The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus Series)

    *Titles Mrs. Tipton has not personally read but still recommends*

    If there is a book you are interested in reading that is not listed above, or if you have any questions about the Middle School Summer Reading Alternative, please contact Mrs. Tipton.

  • Summer Reading Assignment - 8th Grade
    Please click on the link above to see the full Summer Reading Assignment.

    English 8 Suggested Summer Reading Titles

    1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    2. The Girl that Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
    3. A Northern Light by Jennifer Donelly
    4. *Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    5. *The Homelanders Series Andrew Klavan
    6. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick
    7. *Uglies book series by Scott Westerfeld
    8. Coraline by Neil Gaimen
    9. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
    10. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale Art Spiegelman’s
    11. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
    12. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
    13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    14. Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
    15. *The Winter People by Joseph Bruchac
    16. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    17. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
    18. I, Robot by I saac Asimov
    19. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
    20. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    *Titles Mrs. Tipton has not personally read but still recommends*

    If there is a book you are interested in reading that is not listed above, or if you have any questions about the Middle School Summer Reading Alternative, please contact Mrs. Tipton.
  • Middle/Upper School Student Handbook