Teaching in the middle school is interdisciplinary so that students make connections among different subject areas for a more cohesive educational experience. For example, our innovative literacy curriculum combines reading and writing to strengthen learning in both disciplines. In order to maximize students’ progress, literacy and math are taught in small cross-graded groups according to learning needs. Spanish is taught for all three years. The highlight of the program is a language immersion trip to Costa Rica for eighth graders.
In addition to fulfilling core academic requirements, students pursue their artistic passions in music, drama, and visual arts, and develop their athletic skills as members of our sports teams. They become leaders in many clubs and activities. Technology is central to the program, offering interactive and virtual opportunities that unlock learning for our students. They learn to be safe and responsible citizens of the ever-evolving digital world.
Cultivating a strong sense of self-advocacy
We encourage our students to be independent learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. We support them in their academic journeys with structured, multisensory curricula, differentiated instruction, small class sizes, and an engaging approach to learning. This approach empowers them to be their own best advocates at school and beyond.