Core Subjects and Curriculum

A syllabus of unlimited potential.


Analysis and experimentation with various topics in the traditional scientific method and beyond, including robotics, computer programming, genetics, and engineering design.

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Students take a deep dive into an integrated math program that emphasizes problem-solving through number theory, algebra, geometry, and more, stressing real-world connections through math and promoting conceptual understanding.

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History & Social Sciences

Students embrace global perspectives and their own place in the world around them through the study of world history, American history, and contemporary issues.

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Language Arts/English

Evidence-based creative writing, paired with explorations in literature, poetry, vocabulary, and grammar, are communicated through writing, oral presentations, and discussion groups.

“I've grown as a person [in Middle School], for one, academically. Fifth-grade me would be horrified if she knew how many times a week I was writing double-column notes and thesis paragraphs, but that comes naturally with educational growth. The most substantial way I've grown though is mentally. The MICDS community, while supporting you academically, also does a great job of supporting you mentally. The clubs you can be a part of and the friends you can meet are arguably the most special things about the MICDS Middle School.”

George Murray ’26
Middle School Student

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World Languages

Students in grades 5 and 6 continue or begin Spanish lessons, while students in grades 7 and 8 expand their options with the addition of Mandarin Chinese, French, and Latin.

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Fine and Performing Arts

Instrumental music, vocal music, drama, and visual arts take students to the next level of practice, performance, and expression.

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Physical Education

In addition to traditional sports, units include athletic development, circuit training, nutrition, strength, and energy systems training, swimming, yoga, and more.

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Special Programs and Experiences

Middle School is filled with unique experiences that range from the Hidden Valley Ski Trip, Adventure Night, World Religion Field Trip, and Mini-Camp On Campus to Spring Dance, Repertory Theatre, Community Service, and much more.

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After-School Activities

Once class is out for the day, a variety of clubs are available to grades 5-8, including Chess Club, Girls on the Run, Knitting, Crochet Club, and Student Council. Students in grades 7 and 8 can participate in after school athletics.