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Middle School is a time of phenomenal growth for young learners. It’s an extraordinary age with unique cognitive, social, physical, and academic experiences.
At this point in their lives, students are trying to balance the subjects they’re learning in class like pre-algebra, biology, and literature while at the same time figuring out their own identities. Who are they? What do they believe? How do they fit in?
The Middle School program at Friends Academy is designed to guide students through these exciting challenges & questions. Our colleagues are experts in educational and emotional middle school adolescence and are passionate about creating a supportive environment where students can learn and grow.
In this guide, we'll explore:
- The Unique Challenges Facing Middle School Students
- Quakerism: The Guiding Light at Friends Academy
- The Middle School Experience at Friends Academy
- How Middle School Students Prepare for Upper School and Beyond
At Friends Academy, we have always known that the highest standards for learning and living are required for the best education.
Values give us the conviction to transform ideas into action. Our Quaker approach to education is rooted in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equity, stewardship, and service.
Students benefit from relationships with a diverse range of adults and peers who cultivate community, practice peace, and pursue justice. At Friends Academy, students learn from faculty and staff who model high expectations and serve as intellectual and professional role models.
We approach education with ethical purpose to use our knowledge for social change, empowering students to realize their impact on the world.
Through real-world problem-solving, students are not only taught the information they need, but shown how to discern information in a way that is innovative, inclusive, and influential.