The Middle School Program design is an integration of the current research in human development, the trends and issues in education, and the Montessori philosophy. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-confident and gain self-knowledge, to belong to a community, to learn to be adaptable, to be academically competent and challenged, and to create a vision for their personal future; thus, to empower early adolescents.
The curriculum is based on the premise that the adolescent is an active, self-directed learner. He/she is an important member of the class, school, local, and global community. The responsibilities of the Montessori middle school student include being an active and vital member of the teach-student-parent team and keeping commitments and being honest and respectful.
Teachers in the Middle School program are facilitators and consultants to the students. They create a positive climate for learning and serve as role models. Teachers interface with parents and the community on behalf of the students.
In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, the school structure offers a learner-centered environment with multi-aged groupings and large blocks of uninterrupted work time. Peer and cross-age teaching is promoted and expected.