Program Detail Middle School
Middle school is a unique and critical time in an adolescent’s development. With one foot in childhood and the other in adulthood, they are contemplating who they are, where they fit in, and what contributions they can make.
We center our curriculum on helping them successfully navigate the transitions from middle school, to high school, to college and into adulthood. Instilling the character traits respect, responsibility and resourcefulness — traits they need to grow and develop to ultimately become independent and contributing adults. We offer an experience where students learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment. We encourage, and expect, students to take ownership of their actions in both academic and social interactions and to understand how their decisions affect themselves and their community and act accordingly.
Students learn responsibility for themselves by managing their time independently, building habits, and developing organizational skills. They learn responsibility to others through community meetings, collaborative projects, and authentic social exchanges. Students learn responsibility of the environment through caring for the school, supporting each other, and having direct interactions and experiences with our local neighborhood.
Our faculty also creates opportunities to help students learn resourcefulness, understand and strengthen their natural abilities while developing abilities in areas they find more challenging. Students are encouraged to take risks and practice problem solving, learning to troubleshoot by themselves, and seeking help from peers and trusted adults when needed.
The end result is a dynamic and engaging school experience that combines strong academic content with practical activities which students truly love and never forget.