• Middle School Learning

    Sixth Grade
    When students kick off their middle school experience in sixth grade, they:

    • Read a wide variety of literature, analyze author styles, word choice, point of view, and structure;
    • Write narratives and arguments while developing language, style and tone;
    • Learn algebra, statistics, ratios, and one-variable equations;
    • Understand different forms of energy and life on Earth;
    • Explore the geography and history of the Eastern hemisphere, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia.


    Seventh Grade
    In seventh grade, students:

    • Write in a variety of genres and styles, including argumentative essays with multiple perspectives;
    • Solve math problems using rate, ratios, proportions, and percentages;
    • Expand their knowledge of geometry including area, surface, perimeter, and volume;
    • Study the Earth’s surface changes over time;
    • Learn City, State, and U.S. history; from Pre-Colonial times – Civil War
    • Explore visual arts, music, dance, or theater.


    Eighth Grade
    With one full school year left before starting high school, eighth graders:

    • Interpret and analyze a range of texts that prepare them for high-school level demands;
    • Study different writing techniques, including analogy, allusion, and irony;
    • Evaluate the logic and reasoning of argumentative texts;
    • Work with graphs to solve algebraic equations, use the Pythagorean Theorem, and analyze 2D and 3D figures;
    • Identify how humans affect the environment;
    • Study the laws of motion that explain the movement of objects on Earth and across the Solar System;
    • Explore the Reconstruction, industrialization, global war, and modern eras of U.S. history;
    • Expand knowledge of visual arts, music, dance, and/or theater.
  • ASD PROGRAM AT 162

    The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Horizon program is a specialized and intensive intervention program serving students with autism who experience a moderate degree of challenge with social, behavioral, and communication development. 

    Autism Spectrum Disorder is very much a part of our school language here at IS 162, The Willoughby School. We work with students to help them understand their strengths and challenges, promoting self-awareness and self-reliance. A review of individual diagnoses is an important part of the conversation. These discussions set the stage for personal growth. Our holistic approach to education in a safe and supportive school environment makes it possible for students with ASD to realize their potential, advance to higher education, and make their mark on the world.

    Students applying to the ASD Horizon program must submit the application for evaluation to the ASD Horizon Office. 

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Mr. Channing

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Ms. Rivera

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Mr. Viglietta

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