Middle School is an important transition before Upper School. We offer a challenging curriculum to prepare students for what comes next.
Junior High / Middle School
The Einstein Academy’s Junior High science program focuses on developing the skills necessary for success in rigorous, upper-level science coursework at The Einstein Academy. Students often complete freshman-level coursework as early as 7th and 8th grade, challenging the students to achieve greater successes and preparing them to enter high school ahead of the standard. Teachers utilize current NGSS standards to guide curriculum and instruction.
Social Studies/Political Science
This integrated study assists students in developing informed decisions for the public good as citizens.They are challenged to think critically while learning facets of American Government and History.
Students participate in a weekly advisory class where they discuss social-emotional issues, college readiness, giving back to the community, and goal setting.
The physical education program at The Einstein Academy focuses on building community and health awareness in developing children. Students engage in fitness testing, team building, outdoor activities, and team sports.
Students are challenged to complete the objectives of a standard 9th grade curriculum by the completion of 8th grade. They focus on learning the defining features of fiction and non-fiction. Preparing for debates and discussions helps expand their understanding of academic writing, leading to the completion of argumentative essays and research papers. Students create presentations that cite strong textual evidence to support claims and reasoning.
The junior high math program allows the students of The Einstein Academy to be challenged according to their ability level. Students work at their own pace with the guidance of the instructor to complete above grade level work. Junior high students are then able to enter high school having completed at least Algebra I.
Our aim is to make the acquisition of Latin possible for all kinds of learners. In order to do that, we affirm that Latin is a language like any other with its level of inflection. We affirm that anyone who wants to acquire ability in Latin can do so if offered an approach which employs principles of best practice in language acquisition. We do begin using the Cambridge Latin course in the middle school, but this approach is supplemented with various other pedagogies, including CI and TPRS.
Middle School Events
The middle school participates in the following curriculum events and academic competitions.
National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM
Young Authors Program
Scripps National Spelling Bee
Battle of the Books
Excellence Through Classics National Exam
Introduction to Coding
- Spring/Winter Programs
The Geography Bee is a competition by National Geographic for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). Registration is open to schools with students in grades four through eight (4-8). A student is eligible to participate in the Bee for a period of five years total.
How To Register Your Child for The Einstein Academy
If you would like to have your child considered for admission to The Einstein Academy for the current or upcoming school year, you can apply online.
See the guidelines to the right to make sure you have everything necessary to complete the application process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office:
Call For Inquiry
Due to our rolling admissions process, we accept applications throughout the year. A non-refundable fee of $50 (or $100 for International) must accompany the application, payable to The Einstein Academy.
Each applicant is required to schedule a class visit as part of the admissions process.
To be considered for acceptance by The Einstein Academy the following must be provided by the applicant:
- Copy of birth certificate
- Copy of report cards or assessment reports
- Teacher’s recommendation form
- Copy of results from any standardized test taken in the past three years
Get in Touch
Location: 747 Davis Road, Elgin, IL 60123
Telephone: (847) 697 - 3836
School Hours: M-F: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Extended Care: M-F: 7:00am - 6:00pm