Sixth Grade

Why a 6th Grade Division?

The concept of a sixth-grade division is unique to Denver Academy. We know that the sixth-grade year is vital to achieving a successful readiness level for the transition to middle school, both academically and socially. This is why our DA sixth-graders get a division of their own, including four homeroom teachers, teaching assistants, and a division dean.

In order to prepare our students for middle school, each sixth-grade homeroom has a middle school buddy class that they connect with throughout the year.

What to Expect in 6th Grade

In sixth grade, students are placed in one of our four homerooms, meeting them at their academic level and pushing them toward independence while providing a safe and nurturing environment. With small class sizes, unique to DA, teachers are able to diversify their lessons while forming a relationship with each student. 

In addition to our core classes (Language Arts, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies), each student is taught about Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligences. Developmentally, this helps each student achieve an understanding of self and an ability to self-advocate—key skills for navigating the teenage years. Character development is also very important and students are taught our core values of respect and responsibility along with the virtues of empathy and resilience throughout the year.

Ultimately, we strive to show students that learning can be invigorating and fun!

After-school Homework Club is also available for sixth-grade students.

Sixth Grade Athletics

Denver Academy is excited to offer sports for sixth graders with our Middle School Athletics Program. Sixth-grade students have the opportunity to play sports matching the athletic seasons of our middle school students. They have the option to join these sports during their PE class and also for after-school games two to three times a week.
  • Fall Season: Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country, Co-ed Soccer
  • Winter Season: Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Spring Season: Boys Baseball, Co-ed Track
Students sign up during PE and will be charged an athletics fee. 

For questions about 6th Grade Athletics, please contact Lower School Athletic Director Ashley Kelemen.