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Middle School

Middle School

Our Middle School program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of private high school, by strengthening their academic and social confidence as well as their scholastic independence. Our Middle School Boarding Program allows us to extend arts, athletics, and character-based programming in a safe and nurturing academic setting. Each year, our Middle School students enjoy a range of competitive sports, including tennis, fencing, lacrosse, and soccer in addition to vocal and performing arts opportunities. The Academy’s advisory program anchors our Middle School program by surrounding students with positive mentors and exposure to collegiate and civic experiences designed to expand students’ sense of agency and social awareness.

Boarding

We believe that 4th grade is an important developmental milestone when students are able to engage in a broader range of academic, intellectual, athletic, and character-building experiences. Our Middle School and Boarding program begins in 4th grade with this in mind, by providing students more time on campus to engage in a range of co-curricular experiences designed to build academic confidence and scholastic independence.

Boarding students enjoy a balanced experience that offers time for unstructured free-play and structured academic, athletic, and artistic enrichment. Our secure 80 acre campus provides all boarding students with a collegiate environment that provides extended access to athletic, artistic, academic, and creative resources. Over their 4th-8th grade experience residential students are given increased choice, providing the essential opportunity to develop organizational habits that will allow them to succeed in less structured high school and college environments.

Curriculum

Our Middle School program is designed to prepare students for the challenges of private high school, by strengthening their academic and social confidence as well as their scholastic independence. Our Middle School curriculum spans seven subjects including Music, Spanish, Civics, Science, Math, Coding, and English Literature. All courses are designed to offer small group instruction and one-to-one evening academic support. Our Middle School day and evening schedules allow us to extend arts, athletics, and character-based programming in a safe and nurturing academic setting. Each year, our Middle School students enjoy a range of competitive sports, including tennis, fencing, lacrosse, and soccer in addition to vocal and performing arts opportunities.

Fostering Independence

We believe that children are likely to be more successful if they are taught in discussion-based courses and allowed to make positive choices about how they use of their time. The structure of our Middle School Program is designed with these beliefs in mind. Starting in the 4th grade, students are given more opportunities to self-manage their academic work, schedule, and one-to-one interactions with faculty. Moreover, courses are designed to ensure that all students develop classroom confidence and understand the importance of engaging faculty outside of normal course time periods. Middle School students are also given consistent opportunities to apply their emerging skills towards challenging project-based assignments that require collaborative skills, creativity, and persistence.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Zaineb Hussain, Middle School Director

609.643.0383

zhussain@christinaseixacademy.org