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Eighth Grade

The final year of Almaden Country Day School's Middle School is filled with students who understand the rigorous academic program yet appreciate the safe and nurturing environment that allows them to take risks and stretch themselves. Our graduates are noted for their poise, confidence and intelligence.

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The ACDS Middle School curriculum presents demanding academic core classes, balanced by a broad selection of high-interest elective courses. The school day consists of seven 50-minute periods with five core subjects — English language and literature, mathematics, social studies, science and physical education — along with two elective courses.

Character education and service learning & leadership time are integrated into the weekly schedule for all Middle School students.

Success after ACDS

Annually on average over the past decade, 95% of ACDS graduates are admitted to selective private high schools of their choice. Once in high school, ACDS students become involved in all areas of high school life. They distinguish themselves academically and otherwise, taking Honors and Advanced Placement classes, achieving high marks, participating widely in clubs, performing groups, and on sports teams, receiving service awards and earning college scholarships.
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