Sixth grade is the gateway to pre-adolescence. The curriculum offers firm academic grounding in math, composition, and science, along with memorable depictions of cultural cause and effect: Arthurian legend and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, medieval society and the Crusades. Students begin to structure and participate in scientific experiments on light, heat, magnetism and electricity while the study of mathematics incorporates business math and the principles of economics.
As middle schoolers, students in the sixth grade join either the Strings Orchestra or the Recorder Ensemble and participate in the Middle School Choir; experiences that enrich the school year through multiple musical performances.
Strings & Recorders
Geology & Astronomy
Light, Sound & Motion
Jolie Luba was born in Philadelphia, and moved to São Paulo, Brazil as a child. When one of her two brothers joined a Waldorf kindergarten, the whole family was drawn to Waldorf Education in different ways. Jolie received her degree from the University of São Paulo as a Psychologist, and after that she earned her Waldorf Early Childhood certification from Casa de Cultura Três Fontes - Campinas, SP. Jolie taught English as a Second Language to children and adults for many years in Waldorf Schools and other environments before moving to Atlanta when her husband was invited to Georgia State University as a Post Doctorate researcher. Jolie taught in our school's kindergarten program from 2006 to 2012. For two years before returning to WSA in 2014, Jolie worked in the Brazilian public school system, offering continuing education lectures about Waldorf philosophy, and also directed Escola Jardim Primavera, a Waldorf initiative in Ubatuba, SP. Jolie and her husband have a son who attends The Waldorf School of Atlanta. Jolie's hobbies include drama and dancing.
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