“OLL's challenging and hands-on science program more than prepared my daughter for the rigor of high school science.”

Heidi Kiersky, parent

6th Grade Curriculum

Social Studies

  • World Geography
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Early Western Civilization to 1500
  • Junior Olympics: England


  • Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimals
  • Mathematical Expressions and Equations
  • Ratios, Rates and Percents


  • Earth Science: Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Minerals, Rocks, Astronomy
  • Physical Science: Chemical Buidling Blocks, Chemical Interactions, Motion, Forces and Energy, Electronmagnetic Spectrum
  • Life Science: Bacetria and Viruses, Protists and Fungi, Plants and Animals, Cells


  • Several Genres - Fiction/Nonfiction
  • Metaphor, Analogy, Irony
  • Apply Thinking Strategies: Think/Say, Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion, Compare/Contrast
  • Reading Strategies: Previewing, Graphic Organizers, Note Taking


  • Multiple Genres: Fiction/Non-Fiction
  • Metaphor, Analogy, Irony
  • Point of View
  • Multicultural and Universal Themes
  • Reading Strategies: Anticipation Guide, Think/Share/Pair, Flow Charts


  • Multiple Genres
  • Literacy Devices, i.e., Symbolism
  • Summaries, Reorganization, Drawing Conclusions
  • Generalize Beyond Text
  • Contemporary/Traditional Works