Seventh Grade


(11-12 years)


By the time they are in 7th grade, most students should be reasonably self-motivated, independent learners. They should have a good time-management framework in place, though they will likely still need guidance, and parents should remain actively involved as a source of accountability.

Seventh-graders will move onto more complex reading, writing, and math skills and a more in-depth study of previously-learned concepts alongside the introduction of new skills and topics.

Language Arts

A typical course of study for 7th-grade language arts includes literature, composition, grammar, and vocabulary building in both English and Spanish.


Instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.


In seventh grade, students will continue to explore general life, earth, and physical science topics using the scientific method.

Social Studies

Seventh-grade social studies topics can vary greatly but have a large focus on the history and geography of Nicaragua.

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Juan Carlos Benavides Escobar

Seventh Grade Spanish/English Lead Teacher
With a Master’s Degree in English, Mr. Juan Carlos has been teaching English and Spanish for the past 10 years in various capacities.  He will be teaching both English and Spanish literature as well as working with the students to improve speaking and writing both languages proficiently.  His love of languages is evident in his teaching and we are happy to have him as part of our team.
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Lester Rosales

Seventh Grade Math/Science Lead Teacher
Lester Morales holds a master degree  in both primary and secondary education , specializing in mathematics and physics. He has been teaching for the past ten years in several schools in Managua in the subjects of math, biology and chemistry.  Mr. Lester is working with our primary teachers to ensure our math program conforms to our curriculum and our curriculum timeline. He is also heading up our STEAM program in the Primary and secondary sharing ideas with our teachers to encourage fun learning activities. We are very happy to welcome him into our school and are excited about the experience he brings to our curriculum.

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Go Green with our Reusable Grocery Bags

Granada International School has joined up with CENICA, the Nicaraguan conservation group, to help rid Granada of plastic bags. CENICA, along with our 5th and 6th grades students, are going door to door to ask businesses to boycott plastic bags and plastic straws.  To give the consumers options, we have created these reusable bags that can be used instead of plastic. Our plans are to sell the bags in front of the grocery stores as well as is a variety of locations. Each bag is $5 and is made of a heavy fabric that will withstand the test of time.  If you would like to support this project and order our bags, please click below.