“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
Middle School 12 – 14 Years old
The Montessori middle school ages 12 – 14, integrate rigorous academic studies with practical learning experiences and a student centered approach that develops critical skills such as problem solving, organization, time management, leadership, responsibility, meeting deadlines, cooperative learning, self regulation and reflection.
Our morning begins with daily student-led community meetings followed by activities, such as in inquiry-based problem solving, applied scientific method and large blocks of uninterrupted work periods. Uninterrupted work periods allow students to focus on projects with greater concentration, while providing deep inquiry, Socratic dialogue and opportunities to work in a collaborative environment.
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Subject areas are mastered through the use of complex research projects presented in the form of powerpoints, skits, visual aides, models, timelines, or even student created documentaries. In addition, students take specialized courses including foriegn languages, visual and performing arts, physical education, robotics, field studies, apprenticeships and service learning. Student work revolves around study guides requiring students to make choices, problem solve and develop time management.