Our students also take weekly or twice-weekly classes in:
We prioritize language development and cultural understanding in our Middle School program. Students have daily Spanish language and culture classes, allowing them to enhance their fluency before transitioning to high school.
Students have access to STEM labs for engaging Science and Math lessons. Robotics units allow students to explore and develop their problem-solving and technological skills including programming. Our outdoor classroom provides opportunities for hands-on environmental studies lessons. With a focus on problem-solving, students engage in experimentation, creating hypotheses, conducting tests, and presenting their findings throughout the year.
Our STEM Program
Cultural competence skills are interwoven into all aspects of our Middle School curriculum. Service-learning projects and discussions of global issues are part of our Quaker Studies weekly seminar and other classes. Middle school students connect with other overseas Friends schools and make global connections.
Quaker Studies focuses on spiritual development and ethic that are compatible with other religious beliefs, including those who may come from no faith tradition. Our approach centers around the SPICES, which are core values guiding Friends communities. Students also learn about the history of Quakers in NC and the world, and how they embraced the “inner light” or “that of God” in everyone. This curriculum calls us to practice our values in all that we do, at school, at home, and in the larger world.
Middle School runs from 8:10am - 3:15pm. Afterschool activities are also offered most days until 5:30pm, providing students with additional opportunities for growth and exploration. Afterschool care is available on campus until 6:00pm through Growing the Distance.