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Sixth Grade

Our Sixth Grade Curriculum

With our smaller class size, our dedicated staff is able to provide not only an accelerated curriculum for our students, but also a more individualized instruction that benefits students who need additional help and support in an academic area.

At Carden Academy, we consider nothing more important than to help each child learn and grow at their best pace. We have constructed our sixth grade program with the aim of benefiting all of our students. Our small sixth grade classes allow each instructor to focus closely on meeting every student’s individual needs, while also offering more advanced curriculum, which will put every student at the head of the curve as they progress through school. 

When you choose Carden Academy of Whittier, you ensure that  your child will be exposed to a wide and varied curriculum, filled with all of the skill-sets necessary to help guide their development thoroughly. We offer instruction in physical education, music, foreign languages, art, and advanced academic programs such as STEM. We believe a child’s development is not just cognitive, but also social, creative, physical and more. 


Schedule a tour to learn more about our Sixth Grade program!

Sixth Grade Objectives

To give each child - 

Security in learning, the ability to think, self-reliance, understanding of what he/she is learning, and knowledge of the purpose of that learning; good study habits, love of reading and math, a pleasurable learning experience.


Parts of Speech: Define, identify, and use in sentences,

Part of a Sentence: 

Ability to Find/Write: the Subject (Simple, Complete, Compound); the Verb, (Transitive, Intransitive, Linking); Direct/Indirect Object; Phrases (Adjectival, Adverbial), The Clauses (Adjectival, Adverbial, Noun). Ability to diagram and build sentences.

Types of Sentences:

Simple, Compound, Complex, Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory.


Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs, Tenses and their helpers, Four Forms, Regular and Progressive, Voice, Punctuation/Capitalization, Letter Writing (Thank you).


Vowel Chart, Carden Controls, Dictionary Marks, Grammar, and Dictation.


Fractions: Process (+,-,x,-), Mixed Numbers/Improper/Reducing, LCD and LCM, Story Problems, Complex.

Decimals: Processes, Change to Fractions/Percents, Story Problems.

Percent: Change to Decimals/Fractions, Story problems, Percentage (=Base x Rate).

Roman Numerals: 1 - 1,000, Converting to Arabic.

Measurements: Liquid, Dry, Weight, Time, Area, Volume, Metric.

Advanced: Estimating, Rounding, Average.

Graphs: Reading/Plotting.

Geometry: Polygons (Area/Perimeter), Angles, Lines, Rays, Segments, Congruent, Similar, circles (Circumference), Parallel/Perpendicular Lines, Solids (Volume).


Associative, Commutative, Distributive, and Identity (Addition/Multiplication).


Rate/Time/Distance; Ratios/Proportions, Negative/Positive Integers; Number Series; Exponents; Sets (Disjoint, Equivalent, Subsets,...); Types of Numbers (Integers, Natural, Whole, Composite, Prime,...); Pre-algebra, and the Metric System.



Art appreciation, art history; drawing; painitng.

World Geography:

United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.


Vocabulary, Verbs, Basic Sounds.


Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


Sight singing, chorus, music appreciation

Ancient History:

Beginnings of civilization, Fertile Crescent, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome.

Earth Science:

Energy, continental drift, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, ecosystems.

Social Studies:

Developing knowledge and skill in history, geography, culture, economics, civics, and government. We also focus on people and their interaction with others and the world in which they live. Our students gain a better understanding of their country and its regions.


Science, technology, engineering, mathematics. 

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