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The Middle School program is designed to carry out Terra Verde’s mission by helping young people in grades 6-8 acquire knowledge and skills through conversation, discovery, and deep understanding. We strive to inspire a love of learning, self-knowledge, and meaningful community membership.

During the middle grade years, students experience rapid growth intellectually, emotionally, and physically, and gradually take ownership of the learning process, build relationships, and come to appreciate their own individuality as they prepare to take on the challenges of life. Our expectations in middle school are to elevate the challenge, while remaining aligned with the developmental capacities of the students.  

Because grades 6-8 represent a critical period in the life of a child, the members of our faculty are not only discipline area specialists, but also dedicated individuals who enjoy working with young children. Our course offerings parallel the requirements of most private preparatory schools. The Middle School has a departmentalized academic program. Students are enrolled in language arts, math, social studies/history, and science. In addition, a student may take Spanish or Mandarin. They have a choice of electives, including such offerings as Middle School Band, Art, Creative Writing, and Yearbook. Additional specials such as Latin, art, music, physical education and wellness, and advisory time are also a part of the school day.