Middle School students move on from Elementary School and begin to embrace the new opportunities and responsibilities of secondary school.
Middle School marks the beginning of an exciting time for students where they explore their interests through rigorous, inquiry-based curricula in core subjects, elective courses, and clubs. From Project-Based Learning, STEAM activities in the FabLab, and our famous Exploration Days, to traveling opportunities to Space Camp at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Washington D.C., our students get to live different experiences that enrich and guide their way to high school.
As students develop individual talents and interests, advanced math courses are available to qualified students who will likely pursue Advanced Placement classes in High School. Additionally, students become eligible for the Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, or Highest Honor Roll, and, in the Seventh Grade, for the National Junior Honor Society.
In addition, a social-emotional learning program, The Social Institute, integrated into an advisory program is designed to guide students through secondary school. This program provides the tools for students to clarify their strengths, learn to deal with challenges and stress, problem solve and establish goals and priorities, supporting our effort to ensure that student wellness is equally as important as academic success.
Middle School ends with a culminating Eighth Grade promotion ceremony that includes the recognition of character, leadership, and community service, along with academic awards and the designation of a Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and TASIS Dorado Scholar.