Middle Grades

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At Morganton Day School we strive to equip and inspire middle school students to become life-long learners. This is achieved through building knowledge, skills, character, curiosity, and empathy for others through service.

At the middle school level, teachers specialize in specific content areas along with presenting interdisciplinary units throughout the school year. Students are given the opportunity to grow through a variety of classroom settings and through the experience and teaching techniques of multiple teachers. Appropriately challenging classes help students understand and apply what is learned in and engaging, inspiring learning environment.

Middle school students receive daily instruction in English, Humanities, Math, Science, and Technology. Students participate in Spanish and PE classes on a weekly basis. Enrichment classes are offered through trimester rotations and include Health, Art, and Research. STEAM is offered each week as students work in multi-aged groups to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In addition to academic subject areas, students choose an elective each trimester. These are classes that enhance personal development and may include topics such as newspaper, sewing, taekwondo, developing our outdoor classroom, or a specific community service opportunity.

Understanding that the adolescent years are a particularly critical phase of personal and intellectual development, the middle grades program aims to help students to participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly interrelated world. Learning how to learn and how to evaluate information critically is viewed as important as learning the facts.