St. Benedict's Episcopal School

678.279.4300

Main Campus | Preschool - 4th Grade |  2160 Cooper Lake Road SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080
South Campus | 5th - 8th Grade | 4295 Weaver Street SE | Smyrna, GA | 30080

©2019 by St. Benedict's Episcopal School

sais_logo.png
logo png.png
Untitled.jpg
NAES-ProudMember-FY20-Print-Color.png
StBenedict050919-2076.JPG

Middle School

6th - 8th Grade

Middle School is a time of spectacular growth and change. At St. Benedict’s, we design our Middle School around the characteristics and needs of our students. Our faculty respect adolescents’ emerging identities and changing interests, and work as a team to support our students as they navigate these new experiences. We guide our students to make good choices, take on more responsibility, persevere and embrace their journey.

Our Middle School environment fosters creativity, resilience, and self- efficacy.

Academics

Our academic program immerses students in coursework that inspires them to think critically, problem solve, and collaborate as global citizens. Academic disciplines in the Middle School are organized by both department and grade level. Our innovative curriculum exceeds state and national standards and prioritizes mastery of skills. By the time students leave Middle School, they are expected to not only have mastered the learning outcomes identified in each academic discipline, but also be confident and capable students in time management, organization, note-taking, and study skills. By modeling empathy and cultivating life skills, we encourage our students to be good citizens, engaged in the world around them and mindful of the experiences and needs of others.

Math

Solving problems is an integral part of mathematics and students require frequent opportunities to formulate, deliberate, and solve complex problems that involve a significant amount of effort. Conversations in which mathematical ideas are explored from multiple perspectives help middle school students sharpen their thinking and make connections. Students are challenged to be precise and convincing in their use of mathematical language to communicate the results of their thinking to others. Sixth grade math involves number sense, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics and algebraic expressions. Seventh grade students take Pre-Algebra and eighth grade students take Algebra I, earning a high school credit for the course.