Middle School Program
Young adolescents are by nature curious and adventuresome. At Pickering College our Middle School program is responsive to particular needs of the middle school student. Our 21st century integrative, exploratory approach to learning in the Middle School connects students to the real world. We emphasize the development of rational and critical thinking through project based learning. Students use digital tools to explore, communicate and collaborate. Opportunities abound for students to pursue their strengths, particular skills, talents or interests whether in music, art, drama, leadership or athletics.
Middle School students are a unique group of learners. During the middle years students experience significant changes – physically, intellectually, morally and social-emotionally. The academic growth and personal development experienced during these important years significantly impacts their futures. The stage for success at the secondary and post-secondary level is set in the middle grades.
We believe that each young person should become actively aware of the larger world. Students learn to be good stewards of the earth and its resources. They will respect and value the diverse ways people look, speak, think, and act. They will develop the interpersonal and social skills necessary to learn, work and play with others harmoniously and confidently. They will learn to recognize, articulate and make responsible, ethical decisions concerning their own health and wellness. They will assume responsibility for their own actions and look out for others. Through leadership opportunities, global education and community service our students understand local, national and global civic responsibilities and demonstrate active citizenship through participation in endeavors that serve and benefit those larger communities.
Our educators value interdisciplinary studies and make decisions that reflect the needs, interests and special abilities of the students. Our team oriented approach to teaching and learning creates exciting experiences for all students. Our educators have the professional commitment and passion to make a positive difference in the life of every young adolescent they teach.