The Village School difference
The Village Middle School is a vibrant and inspiring place. We take great pride in our student diversity, lauded faculty, and rigorous academic offerings that bring out the best in our kids.
We are student-centered, Google Classroom-based, and provide one-to-one access to Chromebooks and Macbooks. Our courses balance an emphasis on practice and discipline with the development of 21st Century Skills through Project Based Learning and the use of technology.
Our curriculum incorporates coding within academic courses. Our students prepare for high school and beyond through the development of advanced mathematics, reading, and writing skills. They hone their abilities for research and learn to communicate effectively, collaborate genuinely, and think creatively and critically.
Team time electives allow students to broaden their horizons in areas such as public speaking, music and languages, robotics and community service. Our award winning teams -including Speech & Debate, Math & Science, Exploravision, and Scholastic Writing - are recognized at the state and national levels.
Our robotics and coding programs allow our students to explore and create while the Capturing Kids Hearts program emphasizes a whole-child approach to education through lessons on character development, leadership, and shared responsibility. Our message to our kids is that we care about who they are, and will help them discover and become who they want to be.
Middle School Curriculum
Our 5th grade students begin their middle school journey with some of our most passionate and experienced teachers. Students join a house system with special colors, values, activities, and friends that will stay with them throughout their time here at Village.
Our core academic offerings include Language Arts; Life; Earth and Physical Sciences; General Mathematics and Pre-Algebra; Ancient History; and Spanish or French as a Foreign Language. We also offer art, speech, robotics, newspaper, band, choir, orchestra, and drama classes as electives. Our Technology course helps learners become proficient in Google Apps for Education, and provides real-world experience in accessing information online responsibly and effectively.
Some highlights of our year are the Greek Day festival and our end-the year class trip, which features hands-on learning experiences.
6th grade is a year of new challenges and growth. Students will continue their studies of literature, grammar, reading and writing in Language Arts, and also cover several levels in mathematics, from general math to Algebra I. Students study medieval and modern European history and have a special Renaissance Festival at Newman’s Castle. They can apply their scientific minds to the study of atoms, elements, bacteria, viruses and animal diversity and can pitch creative scientific ideas in Exploravision.
Electives include Spanish, French, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Speech/Debate, Robotics, Drama, Math Counts, Quiz Bowl, Technology, Geometry Preview, Art, Chess, Videography, Model UN, and many other clever offerings our talented teachers create. Students also compete in formal sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross-country, track, lacrosse and others.
The end of year trip is a fun-filled adventure to Mo Ranch, where students bond through group challenges, outdoor sports, and zany games.
Our 7th grade year at The Village continues to engage and challenge our Middle School students through exciting projects, national competitions, and deep critical thinking.
Students study Shakespeare and create and present books of poetry in Language Arts. History students study Early American History and round off the year with a trip to Boston, where they experience first-hand where the American Revolution began.
Science classes focus on geology and human biology, with projects that include small animal dissections and the National Exploravision Competition. Mathematics courses range from Pre-Algebra to Geometry for the more advanced students, with Math Counts and Math & Science competitions for the very best.
Electives include Spanish, French, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Speech & Debate, Robotics, Drama, Math Counts, Quiz Bowl, Technology, Geometry Preview, Art, Chess, Videography, Model UN, and many others. Students also compete in formal sports teams such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross-country, track, and lacrosse.
8th grade is an important year of preparation for high school. Students gain more independence and personal responsibility for their work, and teachers put a greater emphasis on research, writing, and higher-level thinking skills.
Language Arts classes delve deeper into writing styles, word meaning, literature, and cross-curricular connections. History classes study Early American History and finish the year with a trip to Washington DC to learn more about our nation’s government and its foundations. Math options include Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2, and Science integrates physics and chemistry into a fascinating study of the forces that affect our world.
Students can compete in national and international competitions in Model UN, Quiz Bowl, Speech & Debate, and Math & Science, among others. There are also a wide variety of electives are available such as Spanish, French, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Speech/Debate, Robotics, Drama, Math Counts, Quiz Bowl, Technology, Geometry Preview, Art, Chess, and Videography. Students also compete in formal sports teams such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross-country, track, lacrosse and others.