Middle Division (Grades 5-8)

The middle school years represent some of the most formative years of a student’s life.

Academy’s approach to middle school focuses on the uniqueness of each individual – recognizing that easing the transition between each division translates to greater confidence and success in and out of the classroom.

We offer a dedicated team, curriculum, and spaces to meet the academic, developmental, and social needs of each student.

 

 

5th and 6th graders

  • Designated building for all core classes
  • Small class sizes with advanced options for math and foreign language
  • School-provided Microsoft Surface tablets for each student
  • Fine Arts electives allow students to choose a strings or band instrument, and participate in visual arts, technology, choir and/or drama
  • Age-appropriate overnight retreat and extended trip options
  • Interscholastic team sports begin in 5th grade
  • “Academic Athletic” opportunities include Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind, and chess
  • Faculty Advisors meet weekly with students and serve as advocates for their advisees, as they lead students in exploring a variety of problem-solving, character education, study skills, and academic enhancement activities

7th and 8th graders

  • Students rotate classes through designated classroom building
  • Small class sizes with advanced options for math, foreign language, technology, and band/strings
  • 1-to-1 tablet/laptop program with campus-wide wireless access
  • Wide range of academic, fine arts, and technology electives
  • Age-appropriate overnight retreat and extended trip options
  • Middle Division and Varsity interscholastic team sports with “no cut” policy
  • “Academic Athletic” opportunities include Lego Robotics, Math Club, and chess
  • Faculty Advisors meet weekly with students and serve as advocates for their advisees as they lead students in exploring a variety of problem-solving, character education, study skills, and academic enhancement activities