Middle School Academics
The energy of learning is apparent in St.Paul’s Middle School. It takes motivational and challenging curriculum, the strong moral values of a Christian-based education and the guidance of experienced teachers to show students how to become responsible, independent learners. The Middle School is a three-year program for grades six through eight.
St. Paul’s students study core academic subjects: English/writing, math, science, history, and literature. The education is enriched through additional classes in art, music, foreign language, drama and physical education. St. Paul’s Lutheran School balances these academics with daily religious studies to build the moral character that the students will need to take their place as community leaders. Technology and the use of iPads and Google Apps are woven throughout the curriculum and instruction.
Middle School students are encouraged to participate in the various life-enriching activities offered at St. Paul’s, including competitive sports, community service programs, school clubs, and a school wide Geography and History fair. Plus, Middle School students in grades seven and eight, who are members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and others who are interested, can be part of Confirmation class, which is offered on Sunday mornings for first year students and Monday evening for second year students.
St. Paul’s Middle School academic program emphasizes a respect for diverse learning styles, team and interdisciplinary teaching, and varied experiences with cooperative learning, research, and group presentations. The teachers create opportunities for cognitive growth while incorporating exploratory experiences for enrichment, as students prepare for a smooth transition to high school and beyond. Graduates of St. Paul’s are readily accepted into and excel at all Maryland private and public high schools.