What makes Thornton-Donovan school so special for middle-schoolers? The answer is so massive that it would take me all of cyberspace to explain, so allow me to just highlight a few of T-D’s attributes.
At Thornton-Donovan our middle-schoolers get eighty minutes a day of Literature and Grammar skills; this encompasses all types of writings. This helps the student become a proficient writer in time for high school and well versed in SAT vocabulary. In addition to a well-rounded Language Arts program, students take classes in Mathematics – Pre Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II. Students have a plethora of languages to study, as we take our motto, “Individually Focused, Globally Engaged” at T-D very seriously. Greek, Russian, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and Latin are offered. Sciences include – Life Sciences, Infectious Disease and Plants to People. Many of our Social Studies classes are theme related to the particular country that we are studying. Examples are World War I, Economics, Tribes to Parliament and of course, World Geography. Music and Art classes are also theme related, two being Scandinavian Serenade, Scandinavian Architecture, whereas Guitar, and Fashion and Design are always on the master schedule.
However, what makes our Middle School standout among others, again takes us to our motto, “Individually Focused, Globally Engaged.” Students are not automatically placed as a grade specific student. At Thornton-Donovan students have the luxury of a bilateral education. Some classes can be taken on a different level. It is not at all unusual for a 6th grader to be taking a Social Studies class with a 7th or 8th grader. Each student is evaluated as an individual and schedules are personalized to meet their individual needs.
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