Eighth Grade Skills

Eighth grade students build upon the solid foundation established over their four-year middle school sequence by incorporating elements specifically geared towards secondary school placement. These include:

  • The Art of the Interview: tips, techniques, and strategies to master secondary school interviews (with applicable skills for college and beyond!)
  • SSAT/ISEE prep work: Intensive vocabulary work, emphasizing prefixes, suffixes, and roots to help students identify words with or without context. This prep work also includes test-taking strategies for specific components of the test, from reading comprehension to analogies.
  • Secondary school application essays: Building on nonfiction writing forms learned in the past three ears, students will craft their admission essays to help them showcase their best selves.

Additionally, we include current events articles, Jr. Scholastic articles, and other nonfiction resources.