Middle School – 5th to 8th Grade

Philosophy

Your child’s Middle School years are key to answering the questions, “Who am I? Who do I want to be?” Children are not all the same, so we don’t treat them that way. Small class sizes allow Middle School teachers to get to know each of their students individually, learning each student’s strengths and challenges, and guiding them along paths of discovery to try new things.

The Middle School curriculum strengthens traditional academic skills while encouraging creative problem-solving, communication, and teamwork. With an emphasis on organizational and study skills, students learn to manage their time to accomplish their goals. Personal responsibility and integrity are key components of a Lakehill education and are emphasized in all personal, interpersonal, and digital interactions.

In fifth and sixth grades, students take two courses in language arts – literature and grammar– along with mathematics, social studies, science, and physical education. Students have semester courses in music, art, Spanish, and computer studies.

In seventh and eighth grades, students add Latin to their core requirements as well as four electives which may include Choir, Drama, Musical Theater, Engineering, LEGO Robotics, Makerspace Studio, 3D Art, Creative Writing, and United States History Through Film. Students are also encouraged to participate in Lakehill’s comprehensive athletics program and community service activities.

Middle School Daily Schedule