Upper School 7-8

The junior high program at Killian Hill is about fully equipping our students—mind, body, and spirit—for the next step in their lives. Training Scholars, Making Disciples, and Graduating Leaders.

Jr. High Highlight

Peer Mentoring: KHCS junior high schoolers are smoothly transitioned into the Upper School through the peer mentoring, where underclassmen are mentored by upperclassmen.

The Program

Academics:

Daily core subjects include language arts, math, social studies, science, and Bible – all of which are taught through learner-centered methods in a climate of high expectations.

Biblical Integration: 

In addition to interactive weekly chapels, students benefit from peer-peer mentors, and every subject is taught through the lens of Biblical Truth.

Specials:

Special classes may include chorus, band, orchestra, drama, technology, Spanish and physical education.

Academic Teams:

KHCS offers students the opportunity to participate in the competitive quiz, debate, and robotics teams.

Athletics:

Sports teams offered include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

Arts:

Drama, chorus, band, and orchestra are available both as part of the curriculum and as extracurricular activities. KHCS offers private, thirty-minute piano, strings, and flute lessons on campus once a week.

Technology and Media Integration:

Technology is integrated across the curriculum through student-owned mobile wireless devices, computer lab, LCD projectors, and classroom interactive whiteboards. The library contains both print and non-print media for pleasure reading, non-fiction reading, and academic research.

Advanced Courses:

Advanced content classes are offered in math for qualifying students.

Learning Discoveries:

The Learning Discoveries program provides student support for non-traditional learners. There is an additional fee for this support program.
Our Methods

Application:

Real-world experiences and authentic scenarios, such as hands-on science experiments undergird the core curriculum, promoting problem-solving and lending relevancy.

Homework:

Students in grades 7–8 receive regular homework assignments during the week, and special projects (book reports, theme papers, etc.) are assigned with more advance notification. Homework assignments and grades are available on the internet through ParentsWeb.

Learner-Centered Approach:

Students are actively engaged in the learning process through fully equipped science labs, math manipulatives, classroom debates, and technology integration. Questions are encouraged; collaboration is promoted, and critical thinking is fostered.

Our Teachers

Certification:

Every teacher is a degreed, certified educator.

Help Class: 

Teachers provide student support during after school help classes.

Covenant Relationship:

Every teacher is dedicated to the Christian faith and committed to integrating Biblical Truth into all aspects of school life.

Student-to-Teacher Ratio:

Small student-to-teacher ratios are valued for individualized instruction.