Middle School

The Middle School program reflects the commitment to meeting and nurturing the unique developmental needs of the young adolescent learner.  All aspects of the program are thoughtfully designed to ensure that our 300 or so students experience a program that elicits and supports their academic, social, behavioral, physical, and emotional development. Our faculty members understand and enjoy the unique challenges and rewards of working with 11 to 13-year-old students.  The teachers share their knowledge and passion for their subject area in exciting and meaningful ways that build on the students’ natural curiosity and foster interactive, participatory and discovery learning. Our teachers also serve as advisors, developing personal connections with their group of 12 to 13 advisees.

In the course of the day, Middle School students attend fine and performing arts, physical education and world language classes in addition to their math, science, social studies and language arts classes.  The last period of the day is a 45-minute enrichment period, which meets four times a week in advisory, and the fifth in club activities.  After school, may students can be found on the athletic fields or in the performance halls participating in our rich extracurricular program.  Whether reciting a dramatic monologue, emailing a pen pal in a target world language, passing a lacrosse ball, collecting a water sample or creating individual poetry websites, our students enjoy a day full of exciting learning experiences that contribute to the development of the whole child.

Key Documents

MS Student Handbook

Calendar

  • March 2017
    • ThuMar30 9th -11th grade Student/Parent/Advisor Conferences 3:30 PM to 8:00 PMUS, BH, and SEA classrooms
    • ThuMar30 Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Chokshi-Graudin author talk 4:30 PM to 9:00 PMFlyleaf Book Store

School News

On March 20 the PTAA Cultural Arts Committee sponsored a visit to the seventh grade by author Kwame Alexander, a poet, educator and the New York Times bestselling author of 24 books.
CA wrestlers Christian and Julian Sodano have been named to The News And Observer All-Metro wrestling team.

Middle School Staff

Marti Jenkins
Head of MS

Dawn Smith
Assistant Head of MS

Cindy Laughlin
Senior Administrative Assistant

Kristin Lane
Learning Specialist

Kelly Wiebe
MS Counselor

Ellen Doyle
School Nurse

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