The Weiss School
The central theme for The Weiss School Middle School program focuses on creativity, critical thinking, and communication in all aspects of learning.
Teachers and students work collaboratively through cross curriculum projects. This approach relies on integration of subjects and their related learning objectives. The cross curricular strategy also allows students to make connections between subject areas and promotes critical thinking and analysis.
All students in fifth through eighth grades embrace academics through our one-to-one program in which each student receives his or her own piece of technology equipment. Students use laptops, iPads, and other digital devices on a daily basis in class and follow up at home for their homework and studying.
Integration of technology and online books allows differentiation throughout all our classes. This means our teachers consider the various needs of our students, from their learning styles and skills, to their social and emotional development. This knowledge allows our teachers to create individual learning strategies and make adjustments in instructional content and expectations. Teachers and students work collaboratively toward mutual learning goals.
The Middle School Program at The Weiss School forms the crossroads of learning as students exit elementary school and head toward high school. The Weiss School Middle School fosters and promotes 21st century synergy, which is the strategic pairing and interaction of differentiated instruction and technology.
Students develop vital life and academic skills through exploration and interaction of multiple scholastic and technological elements. Through this significant and meaningful exploration, our students discover their full potential at solving real world problems!
Our fifth through eighth grade curriculum covers a comprehensive range of academic and extra-curricular subjects. Our gifted middle school students take the following academic subjects:
Our extra-curricular subjects allow our gifted fifth through eighth graders to develop their skills and follow interests in such areas as:
Within our Middle School program, gifted fifth grade students become immersed in academics, as well as performing and visual arts, physical education, leadership and community service. The fifth grade curriculum equips our students to become learners who are prepared to meet the demands of a highly technological society. Our advanced one-to-one technology program furnishes wireless MacBook Air laptops to all incoming fifth grade students.
In the sixth grade our gifted students enjoy a mixture of academics, arts, athletics, leadership and community service. Our sixth grade curriculum covers academic subjects including language arts and writing, advanced mathematics, science, and western civilization. Our sixth grade curriculum equips our gifted students to become competent learners in a highly technological society through our advanced technology program. We use a one-to-one program with wireless Macbook Airs.
Algebra 1 Honors
In the seventh grade students are immersed in academics, arts, athletics, leadership and community service. Our seventh grade curriculum covers academic subjects including language arts and writing, advanced mathematics, science, and western civilization.
Our seventh grade curriculum equips our gifted students to be learners who can meet the demands of a highly technological society. We use a one-to-one program with a wireless Macbook Air.
Algebra II Honors
In eighth grade, students become immersed in academics, arts, athletics, leadership and community service. Our advanced eighth grade curriculum includes language arts and writing, advanced mathematics, science, and U.S. history.
Our eighth grade curriculum equips our gifted students to be learners who can meet the demands of a highly technological society. The eighth grade is part of our one-to-one program with a wireless Macbook Air supplied to each student.
Eighth Grade Language Arts and Writing
Eighth Grade Honors Language Arts