The Middle School program is designed to meet the needs of the preadolescent/adolescent child in grades five through eight as they become more independent workers and thinkers. As a result of the varying readiness of middle school age children, some classes are flexibly grouped according to student academic ability and social-emotional needs.
The academic program for grades five and six is largely influenced by the lower school approach to teaching and learning. In grades seven and eight, the organization pattern is more departmentalized, as the students make the transition to Upper School.
|Grade Five Curriculum||Grade Six Curriculum|
|American History||Ancient Civilizations|
|Specialty Class courses include Art, Music, Physical Education, Library and Research Skills, Computer Skills, and Spanish.
|Grade Seven Curriculum||Grade Eight Curriculum|
|Reading||Algebra 1/Algebra Concepts|
|North Carolina History||Spanish|
|Additional Offerings include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology Skills.
Students in grades sixth, seventh and eighth are encouraged to participate in various team competitions. All students in grades five through eight participate in the physical education program, which emphasizes basic skills, fitness, and coordination.
Students are given the opportunity to develop leadership and social skills through participation in community service projects, student government association, Buddies Not Bullies, Model UN, Mathcounts, scholar bowl, and various educational field trips.
Parents receive mid-six week progress reports as well as report cards after every six-week grading period. Parent conferences are scheduled in the fall. Additionally, parents or teachers may initiate conferences as the need arises.