Middle School

Middle School At A Glance

Every middle school student is included in a group of students known as an “Advisory”


Advisory, or CavTime, a central part of the CCES Middle School experience, is where students learn about themselves, each other, and the greater world. It is a time to focus on observing and practicing The Cavalier Way in their lives and our greater community. CavTime seeks to create cohesion among the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School by equipping our students for entrance into and exit from the middle school.
Every middle school student is included in an advisory group of students, which is facilitated by an advisor (a teacher at their grade level). That advisor greets his or her advisees first thing every morning, spends time with them during study hall, and leads a 40 minute CavTime session once a week.
At CCES, we know that our students are whole individuals for whom all aspects of life are connected. CavTime programming intentionally nurtures and celebrates our students’ development as young persons of character. CavTime is a time to focus on who we are and who we want to become.

Clubs and Activities

The Middle School offers a study hall and clubs and activities period each day which provides students with an opportunity to explore new interests during the school day.  It also sets aside a designated time for students to begin to work on their individual coursework and receive help from their teachers.

Study Hall and clubs and activities are scheduled after lunch for the fifth and sixth-grade students and directly before lunch for the seventh and eighth-grade students. Students who are not enrolled in a club or activity on any given day will attend study hall during that time

Clubs and activities that are offered may change from year to year and students have the option of choosing a club or activity in the beginning of the school year. Some of the clubs and activities that the middle school has offered in years past include: Cooking, Indoor/Outdoor Games, Service Club, Youth-in-Government, Theater, Rubics Cube, and Gardening Club


School Counseling Program

The mission of the CCES Middle School Counseling program is to encourage the highest level of student achievement through academic and personal/social domains.  In partnership with students, teachers, parents and a caring community, the school counselor helps nurture students’ intellectual development, personal integrity, sense of community and self-worth, while promoting an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of persons.

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    Lydia Pettigrew 

    Middle School Counselor
    864-299-1522 ext. 1280
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