Middle School Age 12 – 14
The program is designed as a three-year course of study. Mathematics, Language Arts, Spanish, Physical Education, Technology, Art, Music, and Speech/Drama/Debate are courses of continuous progress for middle school students. The sixth grade takes several courses separate from the combined seventh and eighth grade class including Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish. Math classes* are grouped based on ability level. Physical Education, Technology, Art, Music, and Speech/Drama/Debate are taught to sixth through eighth grades as a whole class.
The foundation of all middle school course offerings is in alignment to the Montessori mission of meeting the intellectual, emotional, and interpersonal needs of our students. Within that framework we also ensure that the program is academically sound, offers our students the opportunity to apply to challenging high school programs, and allows our students a smooth, successful transition into any high school. Curriculum adoption is based upon extensive program research and validity, utilization of sound teaching methods, integration of various learning strategies, a robust digital component, and response to intervention (RTI) and enrichment components. The curriculum is aligned to state and national standards for education using current research-based methodologies.
*Students may enroll in online math courses to advance into a higher math group based upon successful completion by the beginning of the next school year. Students with documented learning accommodations may also be allowed to take online world language or elective courses online. The course work is to be completed on the students’ own time, outside of normal school hours. MMS utilizes Florida Virtual School (FLVS) to provide this additional service.
Learn more in our detailed curriculum guide.