Upper School at Crown of Life includes grades five through eight; years filled with both physical and emotional changes. Therefore, our goal is to help our students successfully navigate these changes to become confident, self-motivated and responsible leaders prepared to make wise choices in high school and beyond. This is accomplished by teachers who coach, mentor and care for the students and through lessons designed to foster critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and Christian character development.
Project-based learning, cooperative learning groups, technology integration and graphic organizers are used extensively in all subjects. Students learn executive functioning skills through the use of organizational assignment planners, note taking and study mnemonics. Bible classes focus on real life applications and discipleship with service to others as a key component.
The school day is divided into seven instructional periods with students moving from class to class for challenging courses in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Bible, Spanish, music, art, computer science and PE. Eighth grade students have the opportunity to earn high school credits in algebra, health, computer science, Spanish and speech.
Each student is given the opportunity to discover and build their God given talents and abilities through enrichment clubs, athletics and academic competitions. Students venture beyond the classroom walls on field trips tied to classroom studies. These include destinations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as trips to Austin, Washington D.C. and New York. We invite you to be a part of this exciting community preparing students to be 21st Century Leaders.