6th – 8th grades

The middle school design is an integration of the current research in human development, the trends and issues in education, and the Montessori philosophy. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-confident and gain self-knowledge, to belong to a community, to learn to be adaptable, to be academically competent and challenged, and to create a vision for their personal future; thus, to empower early adolescents.

The school structure offers:

a learner-centered environment
a developmentally-responsive curriculum
a teaching team of Montessori teachers
with additional adults as resources
parents-teachers-student partnerships
multi-aged grouping of 12-14 year olds
large blocks of learning time
peer and cross-age teaching

The early adolescent is:

an active, self directed learner
a vital member of the class, school, city, global community
a vital member of the teacher-student-parent team
responsible for keeping commitments, being honest and respectful

The curriculum and instruction includes:

transdisciplinary themes
learning how to learn strategies
personal learning plans
mastery, coaching and exploratory activities
long term cooperative learning projects
sense of community and social interaction with peers
meaningful and challenging work
activities for self-expression, self knowledge, and self-assessment
activities that value all seven intelligence’s
activities to foster interdependence
school and community service projects
activities that allow work on and with the land

The teachers are:

facilitators for learning
consultants for the students
creators of a positive climate for learning
communicators with parents and community role models

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