This two-year program challenges and prepares our 12 and 13 year old students for the rigors of Secondary school. The students have a full schedule including Literature, Writing, Mathematics, Science (Earth Science or Life Science, taught in alternating years), Cultural Studies, Art, Technology, Music, and Physical Education. Small class sizes allow teachers to differentiate instruction to meet students where they are in their academic growth. Some 12 and 13 year old students achieve higher-level mastery in Mathematics allowing them to take Secondary level Algebra for graduation credit during their 13-year-old year..
Russian, German, and French are offered as second languages as part of the World Languages requirement. Tajik classes are available after school for Tajik citizens. Intensive English is offered for students needing instruction in mastering the English language..
After school activities and sports are also offered throughout the year. These activities range from Cross Country to Model United Nations, and definitely include our Eco-Club..
Our 12 and 13 year olds leave their second year in this program feeling mentally, emotionally, and academically prepared for success in their Secondary classes..
Every child can learn—not always at the same pace, but every child is capable of learning. Teachers in our Middle School and Secondary schools provide a variety of opportunities for students to develop their strengths in Mastery Learning.
- Charlene Roberts, Middle School Teacher