Middle School (5-9)
Rectory recognizes that each student is unique and brings to our community individual interests, strengths, and goals.
Our small class sizes in the middle school, along with our personalized approach, provide each child appropriate challenge and support. Combine these aspects with our signature Learning Services programs offered in the Smith Learning Center and student progress is assured.
At Rectory, our students are expected to immerse themselves in our broad programmatic offerings, which provide essential opportunities to develop critical academic and life skills.
Whether in English class, the art studio, the science lab, or our outdoor environment, students are guided by experienced professionals who strive for engagement, encourage creativity and critical thinking, and promote communication and collaboration. Our instructional approach leverages the power of technology as a teaching and learning tool, and children are taught how to responsibly and safely use these resources.
Our purpose across these critical middle school years is to develop in our students the confidence, competence, and character necessary for them to be successful, contributing, principled members of the many communities they will inhabit in future years.
Opportunities to develop self-advocacy and self-efficacy are embedded in our students’ schedules. Skill Block, a once weekly class, is designed to foster organizational and effective study habits as well as an opportunity for students to hone their academic skills. Students also are provided with Enrichment blocks twice a week; this is time set aside for students to meet with teachers to clarify classroom content. Student support goes far beyond what happens in the classroom. Sometimes the best relationships are formed and the most helpful learning is realized when you go...Beyond Academics!
Experts in Middle School Education
Rectory's middle school faculty are experts in teaching middle school children. With their guidance, our students develop valuable life skills like organization, note taking, time management, and self advocacy.