5th to 8th Grade
We have designed our Upper School to provide our students with a ‘high-school-like’ experience by offering a shortened homeroom time followed by individual subjects taught by teachers who specialize in their disciplines.
Our classes combine traditional school work with hands-on activities, individual and group projects and out-of-school experiences. Our students have to keep track of their homework, projects and tests across their classes just as they will in high school. We build accountability into the program as we know that study habits are just as important as raw ability at the next level.
Our school also fosters the right environment for our junior high students to succeed. This age comes with unique social pressures that no school can eliminate, but we take steps to promote a positive environment for our students.
Our uniform policy is flexible and is particularly helpful for this age group as it reduces the pressure of figuring out the right outfit to wear every day. We are understanding, but we also have the ability to deal with discipline issues in ways that other schools may not. We are large enough where all students can find their own friends but small enough where students respect our community and its members. As you look at schools it is important to understand both the curriculum and the environment that it is taught in.
At the end of your students’ journey with us they will be prepared for what comes next. They will be proud alumni for life.