The Middle School Humanities program employs an interdisciplinary approach to language arts and history that focuses on critical-thinking skills and composition common to both disciplines. The ultimate goals for the department are to foster the students’ love of history, language, and literature and to develop their ability to think and communicate effectively. Classes introduce students to literary and primary source analysis. Composition, creative writing, and problem solving form the core of the Humanities curriculum and emphasize the creative integration of ideas across disciplines. The curriculum is guided by state standards for history and national Common Core standards for English.