“Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.”
Middle school students are not simply older elementary students or younger high school students. For some students, the dramatic changes that occur during the Middle School years require a unique learning environment. At Hunterdon Preparatory School, our safe and supportive Middle School program focuses on developing students’ appreciation of diversity and on building a sense of community. Our program promotes students’ social and emotional growth and regulation and teaches students the value of taking responsibility for their choices.
Our middle school students are in a homeroom called “The Troupe” where they receive individualized and small group instruction and benefit from positive academic learning experiences and individual and group counseling services.
Our primary mission is to provide middle school students with the academic and social/emotional skills to ensure a successful transition to high school. At Hunterdon Prep we support this transition through our transition curriculum and by providing our middle school students with:
“Group” is a forum for learning the tools needed to communicate effectively and respectfully, resolve conflicts in a socially acceptable manner, and to give and receive feedback and support. Students participate in group counseling for forty minutes, three times per week.
STUDY and ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS
Students in the Troupe classroom focus on organizational skills, homework, and classroom behavior. Troupe students assess themselves daily as a method of promoting self-regulation, academic motivation, and homeroom team building.
ACADEMICS and CORE STUDIES
The Middle School curriculum meets all state and federal standards. Our core studies include English, mathematics, social studies, science, visual and performing arts, music, and physical education/health. We provide individualized instruction according to each student’s unique needs and as defined by the goals and objectives in a student’s IEP.
ELECTIVES and ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Middle school students are integrated with our high school students for afternoon electives. Our students benefit from non-traditional physical education and elective classes such as fishing, outdoor education, bowling, yoga, CAD/3D printing, creative writing, and independent living. Expressive art and music programs, cross-curricular education activities, and field trips provide experiences that are invaluable to middle school students. Please visit our Electives and Enrichment Activities pages to learn more.
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