Middle School (6th - 8th Grades)
The middle school teachers believe…
confidence grows as academic challenges are met
students should assume a greater degree of independence in their school life
students should feel safe in his or her school community
critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills should be stressed
students need work that stimulates their curiosity and desire for understanding
quality communication between teachers and families boosts the success of the student
In our classrooms, you will see…
an emotionally safe environment where children are encouraged to be risk takers.
small class sizes and the strong Core Knowledge Curriculum
students assuming greater responsibility for their own learning.
electives such as Band, Music, Art, Physical Education and Health, Technology and others offered to students
technology infused into the classroom.
opportunities for participation in high school leveled online classes through the NCVPS program onsite at NDS
a balance of traditional and hands-on learning approaches.