The transition to middle school is marked by increased opportunities, as well as increased expectations and responsibilities. Having been accustomed to a “one-teacher” classroom environment in elementary grades, students in 6th – 8th grades now have more peers and teachers to relate to throughout the school day, as well as increased academic responsibilities and opportunities for personal expression and interests.
The middle school years also mark the movement from childhood to adolescence for students, including physical growth and maturity, an increased focus on peer relationships, a developing independence, and a greater interest and involvement in extracurricular activities.
We believe it is vital to point middle school students to their identity in Christ as we assist each student in building a sense of belonging and confidence as an image bearer of God.
Middle school students participate in enrichment subjects and seminar classes with their grade-level peers. Enrichment classes in recent years have included:
- Servant Leadership
- Outdoor Education
- Computer & Presentation Skills
- Study Skills & Organizational Habits
- Structure & Style in Writing
Middle school students also choose a yearlong fine arts elective. Fine Arts elective options in recent years have included:
- Creative Writing
- Instrumental Band
- Visual Art
Each trimester, middle school students have the opportunity to choose an additional elective, such as:
- American Sign Language
- Puzzles & Logic
- Publications & Journalism
- Study Hall
Additionally, in the spring trimester, students are invited to participate in our annual Shakespeare play as actors, set designers or stage crew.
Athletic opportunities assist in training children to practice Christ-like attitudes and exhibit godly character through the use of athletic gifts in a competitive team setting. Redeemer School offers the following team sports during the school year:
Co-Ed Cross-Country / Co-Ed Soccer / Girls’ Volleyball
Boys & Girls Basketball / Cheerleading
Co-Ed Track & Field / Boys’ Tennis
Middle school students enjoy special privileges and responsibilities, as well as the ability to engage in unique off-campus learning experiences, including:
- Retreat at Merriwood Christian Camp in Clemmons, NC;
- Alumni Students and Parents Forum on High School Selection/Applying
- Middle school-only chapels
- Shakespeare Festival
- 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
- 7th grade trip to Colonial Virginia
- 6th grade trip to Coastal North Carolina
We believe middle school students are capable, as maturing boys and girls, to lead by example at Redeemer School. Their godly example glorifies God and encourages others who look at their example: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)