What does it mean to be a global citizen? Our Middle School students contemplate their place in the world in every game, conversation and keystroke.
Middle School: Grades 5-8
Middle School is a time of rapid growth. At The Burlington School, we make the most of this critical period, helping each student to take ownership of his or her education. As students discover their unique talents, they are nurtured into lifelong passions. This is why we keep our classes small — to allow teachers to understand their students’ interests, and to serve as mentors to them as they set goals for the future. Delving deeper into exploration, creation, and reasoning, middle schoolers learn to balance increasingly challenging coursework with a plethora of extracurricular activities in the arts and athletic fields.
Advisory Groups: Each Middle School student is assigned an advisory group — a team of peers and teachers committed to accountability and encouragement. Together, groups focus on enhancing study skills, developing organizational strategies, and becoming more responsible in preparation for high school.
Technology Integration: Students in grades 5-8 bring their own computers or tablets to utilize in every area of study. This technology integration helps us prepare students as 21st century learners. Measures are in place to ensure digital safety.
WOW Week: WOW Week is a unique opportunity for Middle School students to participate in an experiential learning project that relates to their passions. This one-week alternative to traditional classroom study allows students to travel, create their own films, code programs, and explore other career interests.
Foreign Language: The Burlington School’s foreign language program is an entirely immersive experience. Students begin studying Spanish language and culture early on. By Middle School, they have unique opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom and beyond.
Electives: Each Middle School student chooses 1-2 electives at the beginning of each trimester. Opportunities include performing arts classes like chorus, drama, and instrumental music, as well as fine arts classes including yearbook and visual arts. It is our goal to produce well-rounded students who have been exposed to many art forms and special subjects
Exploratory: Exploratory class covers such topics as leadership, study skills, moral compass, and financial literacy. Through engaging students in this focused class, they will develop more keenly the ethics, citizenship, and virtues that are key players in developing a productive and well-rounded adolescent.
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Are you looking for an extraordinary private Middle School in Burlington, NC? The Burlington School invites you to contact us and schedule a visit. There’s no better way to discover what makes us different.