Middle School

The Indigo Middle School is a small learning community which supports students in grades 6-8. Our Middle School embraces the same model and approach developed in the elementary program of teaching the whole child. In addition, the Middle School supports student learning through problem and project based learning, following the Common Core Standards, and by integrating 21st Century Skills into our teaching.

middle school boys sawing woodMiddle School students who attend Indigo learn the tools to become:

  • Independent
  • Responsible
  • Problem Solvers
  • Collaborators

What is the role of the parent in Middle School?

  • Parents are facilitators
  • Advise when needed
  • Get to know students
  • Run Small groups
  • Be positive role models
  • Become part of a strong parent network
  • Parent talents are valued

Middle School students focus on:

  • Math
  • Reading and Writing
  • Assessments
  • Physical Education
  • Homework
    • Math makes sense
    • Start with exploration and making meaning
    • Build context with games and activities
    • Develop conceptual understanding through discussion and writing
    • Open ended questions reveal multiple ways to reach solutions
    • Confirm procedural knowledge
    • Apply learning through integrated projects
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Open ended complex problems have multiple possible solutions
  • While working through the process, grappling as they arrive at an acceptable solution
  • Learning how to find the information they need
  • Growing as self-directed problem solvers and collaborative team members