Think beyond yourself.
Middle school meets the student on the cusp of adolescence, as they begin to experience a new feeling of weight and gravity in their bodies. It is crucial for them to feel themselves standing firmly on the earth. Now is their time to think beyond themselves with a fearless need to question authority and explore innovative thinkers. Under the direction of a strong teacher, they begin teaching each other, counter-balancing the natural tendency of this age group to isolate and individuate. Academically the rigor is significantly increased, and students are taught how to manage their time and accomplish homework efficiently.