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.