Middle School Curriculum
We know that students work best when they are actively engaged in meaningful learning.
MMA understands that students of middle school age are curious and willing to learn those things they find useful. As they become young adults they are interested in solving “real life” problems. Our small classes enable our Middle School faculty to have a closer relationship with the students and this enhances their education. Most students attend classes with others in their own grade.
Classes in our Middle School are small, averaging only ten students per class. We enroll students in classes based on their grade and achievement level, then provide the attention that will guide them to success. We recognize and embrace the fact that middle school-aged boys are motivated by different things - they are challenged by projects, hands on learning, human interaction and high expectations.
Our goal is to allow students to advance as far as they can academically while maintaining a high level of achievement. We believe that all students are capable of achieving at their grade level if provided the proper academic support, classroom structure and challenging curriculum. If a student demonstrates advanced ability in a particular academic area, he may be assigned to a class in another grade.
Mandatory athletics participation throughout the school year fulfill the physical education requirement for our middle school students. Boys have a lot of energy and we understand that they are able to focus more fully on their academic work if they are able to participate in fun, challenging athletics.
Middle School Academic Overview
For Grade 7 and Grade 8, courses are divided into ability-based groups that reinforce the middle school
Grade 7-8 Core Courses
- MS Language Arts 7
- MS Language Arts 8
- MS Science
- MS Social Studies
- Preparatory Band
- Middle School Music
- Private Music (with approval)
- Middle School Art
- Middle School PE
- Project Lead The Way: APP Makers
- Project Lead The Way: Computer Science for Innovators and Makers
- Algebra I
- Biology I
- English I
- Varsity Band
- Chinese I
- Russian I
- Spanish I