7th Grade Overview

  • Stewardship: 7th Grade partners with the Lynnwood Food Bank for a year-long service project
  • Liturgies: 7th Grade prepares the Ash Wednesday Mass each year as well as leading Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent
  • Camp: A three-day trip to camp for a class retreat each spring focuses on individual, communal, and spiritual growth
  • Leadership: Each year 7th graders are active as Student Council officers and safety patrol
  • STM Speech Program: Students research, write, and deliver “Oratory” and Editorial Commentary” speeches on persuasive topics of their choice
  • Study Skills: Organization, note-taking, and use of daily planner are emphasized
  • Block Scheduling: Afternoon classes follow a block schedule for more in-depth projects and preparation for high school

7th Grade Standards


  • Theme: The overall theme for the year is New Testament
  • Scripture: Learning throughout the year tied to specific scriptural passages
  • Prayer: Students experience a variety of prayer including memorizing four traditional prayers unique to 7th grade
  • Stewardship: Participate in the Archdiocesan sponsored Missionary Discipleship Institute. Service experiences at the Lynnwood Food Bank support the year-long lessons of this program

Language Arts:

  • Grammar instruction includes a study of phrases and clauses building to sentence fluency in writing
  • Writing programs includes emphasis on the Six Traits, the Writing Process and incorporation of Stylistic Techniques
  • STM Speech Program is an integral part of Language Arts instruction; this includes research, constructing logical arguments, use of evidence and speech delivery
  • Reading instruction includes the analysis of both fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Vocabulary instruction is done through reading texts as well as an independent vocabulary program


  • Understanding and applying proportional relationships
  • Operations with rational numbers
  • Working with expressions and linear equations
  • Solving problems based in key relations in geometry
  • Statistics and data analysis

Middle School Science

  • Smithsonian Education Program; Lessons apply science concepts to NGSS engineering design with hands on investigation in the real world.
  • Physical Science, Life Science and Earth/Space Science units are explored

Social Studies

  • 7th grade focuses on Washington State history. Including studies of geography, civics, economics, and history – from Native Americans and growth towards statehood, to contemporary WA State.
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