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The value of our small learning community

Young adolescents develop more rapidly during middle school than at any other period in their lives except infancy. It can be a turbulent time, when they are changing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Eastside Catholic’s small and supportive learning environment is built around the unique needs of developing adolescents. We understand the delicate balance between nurturing them and fostering independence. We help them become organized, articulate, collaborative and confident learners—both in and out of the classroom. Most important, we respect them for who they are and delight in the gifts they bring to the world. It is a difference that can positively impact a child’s life for years to come.

The approach of our teachers is to act as guides rather than authority figures. The goal for our students is deep understanding of material rather than superficial coverage of content. The middle school curriculum is guided by these essential questions:
  • How do we know what we know?
  • What’s the evidence and how reliable is it?
  • How do viewpoints and implied values influence what we see, read or hear?
  • How are things, ideas, events or people connected to one another?
  • What’s new and what’s old?
  • So what? What does it matter? What does it all mean? How do I act?
To explore our middle school curriculum in greater depth, select the links in the sidebar to the right titled: What Does It Mean?

What Does It Mean?

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  • Sixth-Grade:

    What does it mean to be a member of a community?
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  • Seventh-Grade:

    What does it mean to me?
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  • Eighth-Grade:

    What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?
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