In the Middle School, West Sound Academy lives its mission of cultivating confident, intellectually curious and open-minded young adults who are prepared to contribute responsibly to their world. Middle School at West Sound Academy addresses the need for exploration while simultaneously providing a respectful, supportive, inclusive and safe environment; both facets carefully designed to meet students’ developmental needs.
The Middle School course of study presents an important body of knowledge and skills but also a mode of inquiry that fosters understanding and respect. Investigation, inquiry and service in the classroom and beyond its walls enhance learning. The program develops:
Our academic program, outlined below, includes courses in Math, Science, English, History, French, Spanish, Art, Music, Drama and Physical Education. Technology is used as a tool to enhance learning across the disciplines. Staff from the Library and Instructional Technology work closely with teachers to assure that students seamlessly develop word processing and research skills in the context of class assignments and apply those skills through participation in the National History Day competition.
The Middle School Curriculum
The curriculum in the Middle School is intended to meet the needs of students that arrive with a variety of elementary educational experiences. Focused on developing higher thinking skills, organizational tools and the ability to problem-solve, students are prepared to succeed in Upper School and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.
Courses include:Humanities – History & EnglishForeign Language – Spanish or FrenchExperimental Sciences – Marine Biology, Earth Science and PhysicsMathematicsVisual Art & Physical EducationTechnology & MusicOther Electives – Drama, Poetry, Dance, Yearbook