Grades 7 & 8: The Cuvilly Program

Seventh and eighth graders in our Cuvilly program learn study skills that prepare them for the rigor of high school, and they explore minor courses that allow them to develop their gifts and talents.

During a critical period of development and transition, Cuvilly students are supported and are encouraged to participate in classes, clubs, activities, and teams that stretch their minds and prove that young women can succeed in every field.

Features of the Cuvilly Program

A nurturing environment

Our classrooms are places where girls feel comfortable exploring their gifts and talents.

Experiential approach to science

Courses cover life science, earth science, and physical science with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and inquiry based experiments.

Opportunities for music, art, and drama

Courses are fully integrated into the curriculum.

Talented faculty

Our teachers are passionate and committed to their students and subject areas. All Cuvilly faculty are specialists in educating seventh and eighth graders.

Advisory Study Program

Students develop study skills they will need in high school and college.

Capstone Project

The end of a student’s time in the Cuvilly Program is marked by an interdisciplinary capstone project, which integrates the Hallmarks of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Students showcase their identity as members of the NDA community and as individuals who are aware of their values and character.

In the Classroom

Students in grades 7 and 8 study six core subjects:

Theology
English
Math
Science
Social Studies
World Languages

In addition, classes are offered in the Visual and Performing Arts, technology, and health and wellness.

View the 2017-2018 Course Selection Book.

Beyond the Classroom

Special academic opportunities for 7th and 8th graders include:
  • Field Trips
  • Guest Speakers
  • Homework Club
  • 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC

Class of 2021 Slideshow

Izzy Pithie '21 and Elly Tucker '21 created this photo slideshow to remember all the special moments from their time in the Cuvilly program. Enjoy!

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