A College Preparatory Private School with Two Campuses in Suffolk, VA. Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

Middle School Curriculum

Middle school students are nurtured and challenged during early adolescence in a small, cohesive community. They are encouraged to ask questions, seek creative solutions and take risks as a part of learning.

The middle school faculty works together to strengthen study and organizational habits, emphasizing self-directed learning and time management in preparation for the increasing demands of Upper School. The students follow a hybrid block schedule, with core courses and their choice of an elective – art, music or band. In the eighth grade, students have the opportunity to focus their studies on a language of their choice – Latin, French or Spanish. All students benefit from a dedicated study hall, known as ACCESS (academic success time), providing them with structured time to complete assignments, learn new skills and to develop soft skills, such as leadership and time management.    

Middle School students in science class

Our passionate educators are committed to your student's academic, social and character development.

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The Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence

Learning Support

Students who may need specific accommodations are supported by The Sandra F. Birdsong Center for Academic Excellence. The team works with the Middle School teachers and administration to customize learning plans. Students may qualify to enroll in a study skills course, where test-taking strategies, note-taking strategies and organizational skills are reviewed and reinforced to help students develop the skill sets needed to be successful in the Upper School.

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