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Middle School

Grades 6–8 Push the possibilities

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Montgomery students are always in the thick of it—sleeves rolled up, boots on, minds open and ready to tackle what’s next. Montgomery teachers are always in the thick of it too—helping students go a little further out on the limb, take the next leap, and find a soft-landing when necessary. Montgomery teachers create a learning environment that rewards a faithful effort—knowing that it is the process of trying that ultimately is the best teacher.

At an age when many adolescents and young teens shy away from responsibility, Montgomery middle school students seize opportunities to take on more, while exercising the strong character that accompanies effective leadership.

In the classroom, middle schoolers stretch conventional academic expectations—discovering individual interests and aptitudes that propel their learning in new ways. A combination of required and elective courses and activities gives students increased responsibility for their educational experience. They can choose to diversify their world language foundations by beginning French language study in sixth grade; program a robot that might someday help do their chores; test their acting, singing, and dancing chops on the stage in the middle school musical; and/or run for a student government leadership position.

Because Montgomery middle schoolers are accustomed to standing up and speaking out, they go on to their next schools as confident learners and leaders. Teachers and advisors, who know their students well, help usher these on the cusp movers and shakers to their highest level of achievement. As a result, graduates leave Montgomery with deeply-rooted habits of mind, body, and heart, that prepare them to be people of profound influence in secondary school and beyond.

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Highlights

  • Design for a Difference Capstone Project
  • Overnight Excursions
  • Student Government
  • Ambassador Program 
  • Middle School Musical 
  • 10 interscholastic sports teams 
     

A Day in
Middle School

 

8:15 - Arrival
8:20 - Advisory Check-in
8:30 - TLC Time (Chapel/Life Skills/Design Thinking)
9:00 - Academic Course 
9:40 - Independent Work
9:50 - Free time 
10:05 - Academic Course 
10:45 - Independent Work
10:55 - PE/Elective/Independent Reading
11:40 - Special or Foreign Language Course Language Course 
12:20 - Independent Work
12:30 - Lunch/Free Time
1:30 - Academic Course 
2:10 - Independent Work
2:20 - Study Hall/Faculty Office Hours
3:15 - Sports/Maker Lab/Musical
4:15 - Dismissal