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Sacramento Country Day School


Paramount to the Middle School experience is the opportunity for students to explore their interests and find new passions through the elective system and after-school club choices.

Students select two electives per quarter from a wide variety of choices, allowing exposure to more interesting topics and exploration of a plethora of interests over the course of a year. Most courses are offered by quarter; however drama and art courses are offered by semester and band and orchestra are a full-year commitment.

Featured Electives

Art Studio

Students use the elements of design - color, line, shape, value, and texture - to explore and create “Prints and Paint,” which may include the addition of other art media and collages.

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When you sign up for drama, you will experience the process of mounting a theatrical production for a live audience.

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Dungeons and Dragons

Have you ever watched Stranger Things, Big Bang Theory, or Community and wondered if Dungeons and Dragons is fun? Are you a fan of role playing games (RPGs)? This elective is for you!

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Farm to Fork

Learn the basics of organic farming by sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, and using sustainable harvesting techniques.

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Students in the robotics elective course will have the opportunity to design, build, and program a robot of their own in order to overcome a variety of challenges.

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Athlete 101

This elective will teach the fundamentals of weight lifting and agility training to help students grow as athletes. Strength training includes utilizing your own body weight or equipment, such as resistance bands or dumbbells, to develop muscle strength, speed, and resilience.

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Band & Orchestra

The band and orchestra programs offers students a dynamic and enriching musical journey that fosters their artistic growth and teamwork skills.

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Introduction to Computers & Programming

In this elective you will learn to create interactive stories and games using Alice, a 3D visual programming language. Plus, get a glimpse into basic computer architecture, understanding the foundations of how computers work.

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Additionally our students can take a myriad of other exciting elective classes. Each year we rise to meet the interest and ideas of our student body with course offerings such as:

  • Books +
  • Ceramics
  • Chess
  • Eco Art
  • Knitting
  • Podcasting
  • Study Hall
  • 3D Modeling
  • Crafting & Culture Around the World
  • Creative Writing
  • Fashion For G.O.O.D.
  • Orchestra
  • Sound Production
  • Video Making