Grades 5-8 operate on a middle school model. Students change classes between teachers for their main curriculum, which is taught through a variety of methods, with an emphasis on project based learning. Students attend technology class twice weekly and are expected to integrate technology in their project work. Weekly classes are held in music, art, and physical education. All students in these grades study Spanish as their world language. Spanish classes are taught twice weekly. In addition, grades 7 and 8 choose from a selection of elective classes. These vary from term to term. Examples include cinematography, photography, sewing, personal finance, science exploration and computer programming.