Students grow academically in a nurturing environment
Highland's Middle School provides a supportive and challenging academic program designed to meet the unique needs of each of our students in Grades 5 through 8. Our faculty recognizes the importance of educating the whole child and addressing the emotional, social, and developmental needs of each individual student. We recognize that all Middle School students develop at their own pace and that they bring a variety of talents and interests to each school day. We work hard to develop these talents while providing just the right mix of challenge and support to allow our students to flourish.
Low student-to-teacher ratio
In Middle School, students grow academically in a nurturing environment that features a low teacher to student ratio; explore non-academic talents through special area classes such as studio art, chorus, and technology; participate in class plays; and are encouraged to develop leadership skills through community service, student government, and team sports.
Using best practices for teaching language arts, social studies, world languages, science, and math, our experienced teachers support and challenge Middle School students to care about their success and discover their own unique abilities. Highland’s Middle School nurtures students’ curiosity, fosters moral and ethical responsibility, and strives to help children discover both themselves and their potential.
'Habits of Learning' shape the Middle School
We realize today more than ever that we need to teach our students more than just a collection of people and dates and definitions to prepare them for a future in which the job that they may end up doing isn’t even in place yet. Along those lines, we focus on specific habits of learning in each grade level to help ensure that our students have the skill sets needed to be successful here at Highland and beyond.