Student Experience

middle school

The middle school core subjects, English, math, science, and history, are taught by grade-specific teachers. Core teachers do not teach cross-divisionally, as this allows for each teacher to truly get to know their students. There are three grades: sixth, seventh, and eighth. Each child will have a homeroom teacher. Students in Grade 6 will have a homeroom/study period every other day for an extended time. Students in Grades 7 and 8 will have homeroom every day at the start of the school day. Homeroom is a time for middle school teachers to support students with academics and developmental and social needs. Homeroom teachers at each level work as a team under the guidance and supervision of the team leader and counselors. J.C. Watts states, “Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.” A portion of the homeroom time will be dedicated to mini-lessons regarding character education. Middle school students sign a Character Code that aligns with the TAS values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness. Click here for information about the MS cocurricular program.