The 6th Grade Experience

Something New Every Day

At Sandia Prep, every day is new and different. All students take a total of eight classes, but only attend seven classes in a school day. Our schedule allows time for academics — as well as activities and conversations with teachers. It allows students to know one another and form the strong community for which Sandia Prep is known.
View detailed daily schedule.

6th Grade Courses
Every sixth grader takes:
  • English (reading and writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies (World Cultures)
  • Physical Education
  • Modern Language (French or Spanish)
  • Elective: Jazz Band, Chorus, Strings, Guitar, or Study Hall
  • Art and Media Rotation
    • Art
    • Computer
    • Theater & Dance
    • Music

Assembly, Advisory, and Activity
Along with the of sixth grade classes described above, students attend Assembly four days a week. On Wednesdays, this time is extended to thirty minutes for Advisory, to meet with advisors and fellow advisees. Twice during each six-day rotation, we set aside time for Activity period. This is a special time for students and teachers to enjoy various pursuits (rocketry, Model UN, theater, newspaper, Supercomputing Challenge and Mock Trial, for example) while building relationships. Learn more about Activities offered at Prep.