Each Middle Division grade, 5-8, is clustered together in grade-level "pods" within our beautiful, two-story McClendon Middle Division Building, to foster collaboration and bonding between students and faculty.
Core courses for all Middle Division students include math, science, English, and history. In addition to these core courses, students in fifth and sixth grades also take computer, fine arts (visual art and music), daily physical education, and Bible courses. Students in seventh and eighth grades can choose between computer, fine arts, and competitive atheltics as their core electives.
In the Middle Division, students begin to seriously develop their foreign language skills. While Spanish is introduced at Casady beginning in Kindergarten and continues through fourth grade, Middle Division students begin to build on that foundation. During the fifth grade year, every student takes Spanish for half the year and French for half the year. Students then make a choice between Spanish and French as their foreign language of choice for the remainder of sixth - eighth grades.
A hallmark of the Casady experience is the introduction to Latin in Middle Division. Students in seventh and eighth grades all take Latin, in addition to Spanish or French, and many students choose to continue Latin in the Upper Division.