The middle school program motivates students to meet challenges, value differences in each other, and make good decisions. Faculty advisors and grade deans offer guidance and support for students and their families. By emphasizing interdisciplinary activities and programs, reading, study skills, group learning, and techniques of organization, middle school teachers guide students through and beyond the fundamentals of academic work. Activities that strengthen written, oral, and artistic expression allow individual talents to be recognized. Participation in individual and team sports develops both the cooperative and competitive spirits in children while satisfying their need for physical activity.
The middle school journey involves the development of eight essential cross-curricular skills. Within the WFS middle school students work in all of their classes, teams, small groups, and interactions to:
• Manage Time/Organize
• Live Responsibly/“Let Their Lives Speak”
• Grow and Develop Resilience
• Be Mindful