Educating students to be thoughtful, responsible and independent citizens
The mission of our middle schools is to nurture adolescents to become responsible, thoughtful citizens for life in an increasingly interdependent global society by creating environments in which students are challenged to achieve, explore, to create, to make decisions and to actively participate in and be accountable for their learning.
The middle school provides an environment that allows transition for the students as they move from elementary into the high school years. Middle school education builds upon skills acquired in previous learning experiences and provides an opportunity to explore new areas of interest that will give direction for future choices.
Middle school students are emerging adolescents who are experiencing profound changes in the intellectual, physical, social and emotional areas of their lives. These changes call for a unique learning environment where students can mature, achieve success and be challenged at their own developmental rate.
- Intellectually, middle school students are maturing in their thinking and need stimulating activities that develop their problem solving and critical thinking abilities.
- Physically, middle school students need to understand and to accept the changes in their bodies while assuming responsibility for their own well-being.
- Socially, middle school students must be provided an environment where they can positively interact with peers and adults.
- Emotionally, students are seeking their identity. Positive self-esteem, the need for recognition and the need for success in both academic and social situations are imperative.