Middle School Program

(12 - 14 Years)

Setting the Stage for a Triumphal Entry into Society

The HCMS Middle School program integrates the current research in human development, the trends and issues in education, and the Montessori adolescent philosophy. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-confident, self-knowledgeable, adaptable, academically competent, and challenged. 

The adolescent-focused program integrates meticulous academic studies with purposeful work, preparing students to become contributing members to society who are self-determined and possess the skills needed to thrive in higher education, as well as adulthood.

What Will Your Adolescent Learn?

The Montessori Middle School program is designed to promote hands-on, experiential learning. Students will dive deeper into language arts, mathematics, sciences, and social studies. In addition, specialized courses on languages, visual and performing arts, health and fitness, field studies, and service-learning will be provided. 

They will be tasked to create and complete advanced projects that include research, presentation, and illustration. Students will learn time management, the value of hard work, organization, and decision-making skills. The program does not engage in “high stakes” testing and keeps homework to a justified amount in order to promote a sufficient school/life balance and maintain the love for learning.


The Montessori Classroom Environment

In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, the Middle School structure offers a learning-centered environment with multi-aged groupings and large blocks of uninterrupted work time. The community overall promotes opportunities for collaborative work and student leadership.

Teachers in the Middle School program are facilitators and consultants to the students. They create a positive climate for learning, serve as role models, and interface with parents and the community on behalf of the students.

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