The CCES Middle School is an essential, transitional component of the school’s college preparatory mission. Here, students learn to meet the accelerating demands of the academic curriculum in an environment that is, first and foremost, student-centered. Here, each student has the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential—intellectually, creatively, socially, athletically, and spiritually.
As a result, our teachers serve as enthusiastic role models in all areas. They are responsive to academic concerns, within a framework of understanding of the physical, emotional, and social behaviors attributable to young adolescents.
The curriculum focuses on the “how-to’s” of learning, and is varied to meet the needs of different learning styles. The Middle School curriculum also reflects a broad range of opportunities and experiences conducive to the positive growth of our students.
Our service learning programs develop the attitudes needed for positive citizenship and an awareness of one’s environment. Our fine arts programs offer depth and variety, allowing students to explore new opportunities for achieving excellence and building self-esteem. Our expanding athletic programs, beginning in grade 7, emphasize skills, sportsmanship, cooperation, and team spirit.
Middle School Opportunities for Success
The CCES Middle School is committed to providing the following qualities and activities crucial to the success of our students:
Note: This philosophy has been adapted from The Middle School Handbook by Harry Finks, with permission of the author.