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Welcome to our Middle School!

Physical, Emotional, Academic, and Social Growth

Our Middle School students will enjoy increased independence in learning and a rigorous and meaningful dual curriculum appropriate for this age and phase of life. Because this is an accelerated growth and change age, our faculty provides a stable and supportive base for students to become increasingly independent. We believe in open communication, limit-setting, and lots of love. Our tefillah and Jewish Studies programs support the skills that students will need for B’nai mitzvah. Students transition from our Middle School to our High School ready to tackle new academic challenges and increase the growth of their Jewish identity and knowledge.

Our Middle School curriculum is integrated yet carefully tailored for each grade. Sixth and seventh graders transition to a Middle School environment by remaining in the same classroom with a lead teacher. The eighth graders “travel,” switching classrooms and teachers for each academic subject, giving them a taste of greater freedom and independence. Our eighth graders learn to be role models to younger students and gain a greater understanding of the importance of leadership within the context of a Jewish community. As students turn 13 and celebrate with each other as they become b’nai mitzvah, we celebrate this milestone with them. We recognize the excitement and pressure of this year and work to help each student grow socially, emotionally, academically, and religiously. As our eighth graders prepare to join the rigors of High School, they accept more responsibility for their learning; yet, they also enjoy the freedom of more academic options — and they learn to choose wisely.

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