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Grades 5-8

Students Graduate Chapin Empowered and Prepared

Grades 5-8 offers students ample opportunities to hone their critical thinking and analytic skills.  We combine challenging academic work in math, social studies, English, world languages, and science with the emotional support to promote lifelong healthy decision-making. And, that learning is enhanced through arts, music, and culture classes. Students are encouraged to explore their interests in the broad range of co-curricular classes, character development, art, and technology courses offered at Chapin. 

Every student in eighth grade is also guided through the Secondary School application process. When students graduate from Chapin, they have an academic background and strength of character that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. 

Discovery Classes

The Upper School Discovery Classes provide students in grades 5-8 with opportunities to investigate and pursue additional areas of interest not usually covered in the academic program. Each trimester students are presented with a variety of choices. Selections vary from trimester to trimester, but have included: Art of the Interview, Boys Ensemble, Beginner Ukulele, Book Club, Bridge Building, The Chapin Gazette, Exploring Fractals, Geography Explorers, Graphic Design, Instrumental Ensemble, Louvre Heist (escape room), Non-bake Cooking, Robotics, Sewing, Shakesperience, Visual Story Telling, and Yearbook Photography.