Middle School

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Our middle school teachers use the best educational practices to provide students with the tools and training needed to become organized, independent, and creative learners. In the classroom, the power of technology, group work, creative instruction, and dynamic projects is harnessed to promote a high level of learning. We also strive to help students grow in their faith, make good life choices, and understand the importance of a biblical worldview. Teachers actively seek out opportunities to mentor students and generate positive conversations. All Morrison middle school students are also assigned to an advisory group that meets weekly with an adult advisor to discuss topics such as study habits and life skills.

6th Grade

Sixth grade marks the beginning of middle school and a new range of experiences and expectations. The academic environment changes as students are now more able to analyze topics, think critically, read more advanced material, and express themselves in extended essays. As bodies mature and emotions play their role in adolescent development, the school provides opportunities for hands-on inquiry-based learning, projects, and physical activity. Students can choose to participate in sports tournaments, band and orchestra concerts, and drama productions. Exploratory learning is provided through elective courses each quarter. Specialists teach your child Mandarin Chinese, art, music, physical education, and library skills. Each has a vital part in your child’s week.

7th Grade

Seventh grade is the pivotal year of middle school. Students often explore ideas and behaviors as they search for their identity in moving toward adulthood. As bodies mature and emotions play their role in adolescent development, the school provides opportunities for hands-on inquiry-based learning, projects, and physical activity. Students can choose to participate in sports tournaments, band and orchestra concerts, and drama productions. Exploratory learning is provided through an elective course each quarter. Specialists teach Mandarin Chinese, art, music, physical education, and library skills. Each has a vital part in your seventh grader’s week.

8th Grade

Eighth grade students in this final year of middle school often are role models of maturity for the younger students as they lead in academic and extra-curricular activities. As bodies mature and emotions play their role in adolescent development, the school provides opportunities for hands-on inquiry-based learning, projects, and physical activity. Students can choose to participate in sports tournaments, band and orchestra concerts, and drama productions. Exploratory learning is provided through an elective course each quarter. Specialists teach Mandarin Chinese, art, music, physical education, and library skills. Each has a vital part in your eighth grader’s week.