Middle School is a time when kids start to develop a sense of independence, become aware of their own identity, and become eager to explore the world around them. With the development of the early adolescent in mind, the Middle School program is designed to help students make connections between schoolwork and the outside world. Students are encouraged to test their wings by trying out an elective that they didn’t think they would like, join an athletic team, learn to play a musical instrument, build a robot out of a bunch of electronic components, or become part of a theatrical production.
The academic program is challenging, focusing on critical thinking skills and the application of content. Each student is assigned to an advisor who oversees his/her academic and social-emotional progress. A teacher of Middle School age children has to be an expert in his/her field, a great listener, a world-class motivator, creative, engaging, intuitive, and above all empathetic to the needs of young adolescents. With this in mind, it takes a very special person to teach 11-14 year-olds. The Middle School teachers at Miami Country Day School are indeed very special people who love working with Middle School kids.
The Miami Country Day Middle School is a vibrant place where energy abounds. That energy makes it an exciting place for children and adults, but perhaps most importantly you will find happy kids and adults at our Middle School.