Middle School, composed of 7th and 8th Grades, presents students with increasing opportunities for independence, responsibility, and accountability. Students are challenged with high expectations in ethical, social, academic, and extra-curricular activities and personal behavior. Middle School students participate in competitive sports and continue to perform and compete locally and regionally in academic and fine arts. A challenging curriculum encourages healthy risk-taking, exploration, and critical thinking. Nurturing students' self-discipline is needed to balance the demands of participating in the many athletic, cultural, and social opportunities offered.
School life ensures that students acquire the skills necessary to be productive and engaged by establishing goals, prioritizing, organizing, and managing time and resources. While there is an increased importance placed on content and retention of core knowledge and skill, Middle School continues to be a place where the process of learning takes precedent over the product of learning.
Middle School faculty assists in guiding students to the realization of inherent responsibility to the larger world. Developing the servant attitude is strengthened with Service Learning, the Angel Tree project, and ASPIRES (All Saints Planning and Implementing Rewarding Experiences for Service). Acknowledging cultural diversity while developing leadership and collaboration skills requires respect and empathy. These important traits are modeled and nurtured in the classrooms, hallways, and on the playing fields.