Middle School Student Life
Middle school should be about more than academics. It needs, too, to be a place that cares about students’ moral, spiritual, and social development and that helps students discover their God-given gifts and interests and deepen friendships.
To provide such a learning experience, we place a high priority on shepherding students in a healthy and welcoming environment to be humble, thoughtful, and respectful young people who delight in and trust the Lord. We’d never claim complete success in this, but with lots of intentional effort, we make headway, and we’re often told that our students are less “cliquey” than those found in a typical middle school.
To be such a place, we also offer lots of co-curricular and special program opportunities: superb athletics, a wide variety of after-school clubs, off-campus trips, and Student Council–sponsored dances and other events like game nights and bowling outings. At the end of the year, our eighth graders are assigned a virtue during the closing Eighth Grade Celebration.