Academics

At Northfield Middle School, we understand that the middle school years are an important time in a student’s development. A
thoughtful mix of required and elective courses will fuel the curious mind while providing the necessary foundational support. At
every opportunity students are challenged to reach their full potential.

Grade 6 – Students are required to take the following classes all year: math, reading, science, social studies, writing, physical education, Explore 6 (a combination of art, reading and keyboarding), and music (band, choir, orchestra or general music).

Grade 7 – Students are required to take the following classes all year: English, life science, math, social studies and physical education. In addition, students will choose at least two electives: a world language (Spanish, French or German), a music course (band, choir or orchestra), art, advanced family and consumer sciences, or industrial technology/woods.

Grade 8 – Students are required to take the following classes all year: art, communication, English, geography, geosciences, math, health and physical education. In addition, students will choose at least two electives: a world language (Spanish, French or German), a music course (band, choir or orchestra), art, advanced family and consumer sciences, or industrial technology/woods.

Northfield Middle School • 2200 Division Street South • Northfield, MN 55057 • p 507.663.0650 • f 507.663.0660 • msinfo@northfieldschools.org