High School Readiness
The eighth grade is clearly a pivotal year in your child’s life—the culmination of childhood, and the springboard into high school readiness and young adulthood. As such, our eighth-grade curriculum takes students from the past into the present day, with a journey through the history of intellectual achievements in science, math, history and literature.
Throughout the year, eighth graders are recognized as responsible and active citizens of our school community, serving as first grade buddies and volunteering within the school. A highlight of the year is the eighth-grade project, where students propose a subject for exploration, source and work with an independent mentor, and present the results to the school community.
To celebrate your eighth grader’s maturity and self-reliance, the school year ends with an extended wilderness and service trip.
Eighth Grade Teacher
Ms. Crawford joined City of Lakes Waldorf School in 2004. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in photography from University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Art in anthropology from St. Olaf College. Jessica completed her Waldorf teaching certification at Rudolf Steiner College. She taught for many years at St. Catherine University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Film in the Cities. Find out why Jessica treasures the imagination her students bring to the classroom on our blog.