Our Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. Foremost in our minds is preparing them for success in high school and beyond.
Building on the Lower School program, reading and language development continue to form the foundation of the program.
Students participate in a full curriculum of classes, including language arts, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education. Incorporated into each class, students are taught organizational and time management skills, research methods, and study strategies.
Recognizing the importance of developing increasingly independent students, Center School teachers strive to create a learning environment where our Middle School students feel connected, competent, and in control of their lives. Students are taught to develop an understanding of their particular learning styles and choose effective strategies for their personal success. An advisory system and specialized homeroom curriculum also teach students how to work together, set goals, and celebrate their individual strengths and interests.
A Day in the Life of a Middle School Student
- Orton-Gillingham and/or Technology
- Social Studies
The curriculum at Center School is aligned with Pennsylvania Core Standards to provide a clear and consistent framework.
The Student Council at Center School is an extracurricular activity lead by the 8th grade student body with the purpose of impacting the school community. Through various fundraising activities, the Student Council raises money to benefit Center School and various organizations within the local communities. There are four main representatives in the Student Council: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. All other students serve as public relations support through involvement in marketing the various events which are hosted monthly.
The Student Council at Center School promotes collaboration, leadership, and community building experience.