Middle Division Academics
Fifth to Eighth Grade
Our Middle Division academic program focuses on performance and keeping students engaged. We create a positive and supportive setting, as students shift from children to young adults in fifth to eighth grade.
The Middle Division academic program gives students the attention they deserve through small class sizes. Our teachers know that every student has limitless learning potential. They help spark students’ imagination with activities beyond the classroom.
The full learning program offers:
- Reading and math support with hands-on lessons
- Choice of after-school activities, like sports or creative arts
- Career exploration through field trips, job shadowing, and guest speakers
- Health and wellness education—dental care, diet and exercise, positive body image, social skills, and standing up for others
A Look at Middle Division
Get a sneak peek inside Catherine Hall, where fifth- through eighth-grade students learn and play. Plus, learn how parents and sponsors can stay involved with their children at MHS.
It’s just as important to care for the body and spirit as well as the mind. That’s why our students keep busy after school doing things they love. Activities include sports, arts, student government, and more. MHS provides all equipment at no cost.
Students live in safe and supportive homes with eight to 12 other children. A married houseparent couple provides care and structure. They also help students build social skills and practice courtesy, respect, fairness, and citizenship.
Hear From Our Students
Even at this age, our students understand the impact of an MHS education. It’s one that gives them permission to dream big.
Caleb, Class of 2028
“For new students coming to MHS, I would say, ‘Be yourself because then you will be able to improve yourself.'”
Varfee, Class of 2023
“I continue to make new friends and just have a smile on my face every day. I love how supportive everybody is.”
Explore a Middle Division Classroom
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Does MHS sound like the right education for a child you know? Learn about the admissions criteria and application process.