Advisory & Social-Emotional Learning
This program supports the social-emotional and study skills learning required for middle schoolers. Topics include time management, organization, self-advocacy, emotional regulation, positive relationships, puberty, decision-making, and much more.
During the middle school years, students can expect a range of interdisciplinary projects. While we have a math and science specialist and a humanities specialist, these teachers collaborate to fully integrate many or all disciplines including visual and performing arts.
In an effort to ignite passions and foster leadership, students have the opportunity to create and join clubs and committees. Library, green team, and leadership are some of our current committees.
High School Transition Program
The process to identify high schools for a student begins in seventh grade with the parents and students. Goal setting, self-awareness, and preparation for traditional tests, entrance exams, and placement tests are central to this program, which culminates with a student-created Reflection Project about their learning, passions, growth, and challenges. Ultimately, this presentation will be shared with prospective high schools as a part of the admission package.
Media Literacy/Digital Citizenship
Strong skills in this area are a requirement for 21st-century learners. We integrate this area of study into all academics and social-emotional learning, where students gain an understanding of the principles of media literacy and digital citizenship through hands-on projects and activities.
Physical Education & Sports
Fitness for Life, yoga, dance, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and cross country are several of the units we offer in PE. Intramural sports where students can play with other students and have an opportunity to experience organized sports is also available for students.
World Language Exploration
Each year, students will be able to study a language, either a new one or one they’ve studied previously. The goal of the program is to provide the language acquisition skills and phonemic awareness students will need when they deepen their language study in high school. Learning will take place online to provide regular practice. In addition, students will organize real-world experiences in the classroom, the city, and potentially beyond.