Middle school is not just the prelude to the high school years, it’s the time of transitions with unprecedented intellectual, physical, and emotional changes. We believe it is our responsibility to support each student’s individual path of self-discovery in every way, not just academically.
Our middle school program is designed with intentional effort to provide experiences which foster curiosity, creativity, perseverance, open-mindedness, empathy, and the ability to communicate and collaborate. As students develop and progress through Middle School, they acquire the tools and skills needed to assume greater personal responsibility and independence. Students identify effective study skills and organization that support their own needs and learning. With teacher support, both independent and group academics become increasingly challenging in order to help ensure students are well-prepared to take on age-appropriate rigors, in middle school and beyond. An overarching goal is to help all students be a part of the learning community while building upon their own unique individual skills and talents.
The middle school curriculum is built off of Common Core Standards and Next Gen Science Standards. It is a combination of novel studies in English, integrated mathematics (inclusive of Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics), civil responsibilities in Social Studies, and real-world scientific issues.
Students in seventh and eighth grade also experience CAD, robotics, electronic circuitry, aeronautics, and civil engineering, among other topics, through their STEM class. These students also participate in Entrepreneurial studies through their Business Education class, including an opportunity to engage in a real-world market situation during the school’s Entrepreneur Fair.
Students in middle school can also customize their learning experience by choosing to engage in programs such as Drama, Band, and Choir.