Academics - Middle School

At Tree of Life, we understand and value the importance of the middle school years. Our middle school program is designed to guide our students through the transition between their elementary and high school years. We believe that this delicate time requires a special curriculum that incorporates not only a strong academic foundation, but also Christian discipleship.

Leadership:

  • Superintendent - Todd Marrah
  • Middle School Principal - Lynn Tolley
  • Director of Guidance Services - Joe Higginbotham
  • Athletic Director - Stephanie Forbes

Sixth grade classes are still predominately self-contained with a team-teaching approach by primary teachers. This curriculum includes an introduction to other middle school courses in band, art, music, library skills, physical education, and computer. Student academic intervention services are available, including tutoring.


  • Bible: Survey of Old and New Testaments
  • Math: Course 1, Course 2, Pre-Algebra
  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations
  • Earth Science
  • Specials: Chess, Music, Band, Computer, Library, Spanish, Art, PE
7th and 8th Grade
With seventh and eighth grade students changing classes over a nine-period day, teachers approach each class understanding the fundamental differences between middle school and elementary or high school students. Instruction in skills of organization, note taking, and research are taught early and implemented throughout the middle school years. Student academic intervention services are available, including tutoring. A focus on developing godly character is an integral part of the middle school program.
7th Grade Courses
  • Bible: Life of Christ
  • World Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics: Math Course 2, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 (High School Credit)
  • Life Science
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Computer
  • Electives: Band, Choir
8th Grade Courses
  • Bible: Life of David/Christ in the O.T./ Spiritual Formation
  • American History
  • Language Arts
  • Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1(HS Credit) or Geometry (High School Credit)
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish 1 (High School Credit)
  • Latin 1 (High School Credit)
  • Study Skills
  • Literature
  • Computer Applications
  • Health
  • Electives: Art, Band, Choir