middleroom
Middle School Classroom

 

The adolescent program provides a nuturing academic community which support the middle school student. Small classes allow the students to develop a close mentoring relationship with teachers and peers. the students build trust and confidence through one-on-one instruction, small group discussion and self directed projects.

The school facilitates learning experiences in shich the students seek contextual studies in the classroom arising from ongoing real-life problem solving, social relations, and real world focus.

the school integrates students’ academic work with self-expression, including music, drama, visual arts, poetry, and electronic visual expression.

A large part of the adolescent program is the creation and management of a business. Students gain knowledge from leaders in the business community, make contracts and engage in networking to form a business that is self motivated and successful (or an oportunity for problem solving). Some tasks include fundraising for start up costs, managing books engaging in current accounting practices, advertising, and research.

Montessori teaches how to think . . .Not what to think

“21st century education equips the mind with an enormous capacity to adapt, creat and become a contributing citizen of the world”

Mathematics

Integers
Calculating Interest
Factoring
Graphing
Variable Substitution
Equality/Inequality
Properties of (+ , x , – , ÷)
Rational and Irrational Numbers
Linear Equations
Slope
Transformations
Exponential and logarithmic functions
Data distribution
TI-84/89 calculator functions.
Complies with MCC9-12 GA Standards

Language

Reading/Reading Comprehension
Mechanics of Writing (Cursive and Print)
Research/Library/Dictionary Skills
Written Reports (MLA and APA)
Spelling
Creative Writing
Grammar, Sentence Analysis
Poetry/Literature/Drama
Source Selection and Citation
Critical Analysis and Peer Review.

History

European History
East Asian History
The Age of Exploration
Georgia History
American History
Current Events

Science/Cultural

Chemistry
Physics
Data Interpretation
Scientific Method
Genetics
Microbiology
Scientific Ethics.
Self-Directed Research

Social, Emotional, Moral Development

Team Leadership
Personal Accountability
Work Study Programs
Time Management

Other

Art Class/Art Appreciation
Music Class/Music Appreciation
Physical Education/Health
Spanish Class
Job Applications
Computers
Test Taking Skills
Applied Practical Life Skills
Optional Afterschool Enrichment Classes

“…the secret of good teaching is to regard the children’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.  Our aim therefore is not merely to make the children understand, and still less to force them to memorize, but so to touch their imagination as to enthuse them to their inmost core.  We do not want complacent children but eager ones…”  Dr. Maria Montessori