Washington Township

Public Schools | Sewell, NJ

Curriculum at a Glance


Please refer to our District Testing calendar

Academic Offerings

All Students in grades six, seven, and eight receive instruction in Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Students who demonstrate the necessary skill level are able to take Advanced Math and/or Advanced Science in grade seven, and Algebra and/or Advanced Science in grade eight

Basic Skills Instruction (BSI) is provided in Math and ELA for students identified as having skills below the district norm in these areas.

Humanities is offered in grades six, seven, and eight for students identified as ready for enriched and accelerated instruction. This program is Social Studies based in all three grade levels. 

Physical Education and Health

All students receive three marking periods of Physical Education and one marking period of Health each year. 

World Language

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will receive instruction in their choice of French, German, or Spanish. The selected language will be studied for all 3 years.

In grade six, World Language and Computer Literacy will be offered for one full semester. Grades seven and eight will receive World Language instruction for a full year. 

Exploratory Cycles

Students who do not elect to participate in Band, Chorus, Orchestra, or Talented Art (Grade 8) will receive four marking periods of Exploratory Arts each year.

Grade 6: Art, Music Appreciation, Introduction to Technology and Engineering, and Keyboarding.

Grade 7: Art, Drama, Invention and Innovation in STEM, and Computers.

Grade 8: Computer Literacy, Art, Drama, and Engineering Our World.

Students who participate in a music program (Grades 6, 7, 8) will take one marking period offering each year of the following:

Grade 6: Keyboarding

Grade 7: Art

Grade 8: Engineering Our World

Eighth graders selected for Talented Art will take this course all four marking periods. 

Special Programs

Band is an instrumental music course in which students are offered the opportunity to study music through performance of wind, brass, or percussion instruments.

Chorus is a vocal music offering to develop musicianship, vocal technique, music literacy, and choral literature.

Orchestra is an instrumental music course for string instruments. 

School Counseling

The middle schools provide a counselor for each grade level and a Student Assistance Counselor (SAC). Counselors meet with students individually, in small groups, and provide large group sessions. 

Extra Curricular Activities

All three middle schools offer:

  • Drama
  • FutureActs
  • Grade Level Class Councils
  • Musical
  • Newspaper
  • Prep Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook

Many other clubs and intramurals are offered in all three schools.