Intermediate (Grades 6 - 8)
As the students progress towards the top of the school, the core academic subjects continue to be the mainstay of the program. Students' abilities are refined and extended during this period, and focus is placed on problem-solving, reasoning skills and the development of good study habits.
There is an emphasis on preparation for High School, whether public or private. To this end, students are challenged to extend themselves, as our goal is for them to leave Somerset Academy feeling confident about their skills and their ability to work independently. Formal examinations begin in Grade Six.
As in all other grades, class size never exceeds eighteen, and the curriculum is enriched by special activities, studies and field trips. Students in Grades Seven and Eight are also offered the opportunity to take part in a three- or four-day visit to either Ottawa or Quebec (alternating each year, so that all students get to visit both cities), which builds team spirit and encourages personal independence.