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Middle School

Middle school students can choose among sports, fine arts activities and clubs that support and extend learning outside of the classroom.

Exploration of self and China are hallmarks of the three-to-seven-day adventure, challenge and service excursions.

Welcome to Middle School

Concordia’s Middle School works in partnership with parents to create a school community that is supportive and responsive to student needs. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 are unique in intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth. Recognizing that these children are also strikingly different from each other, the middle school is designed to meet the needs of a child as well as an adolescent during the transition from the elementary to high school. Through a caring and secure environment, the middle school program ensures that all students experience challenge and success.

At Concordia our Middle School program is based upon the developmental needs of the young adolescent with the following goals:

  • Mastering basic skills within an interdisciplinary context.
  • Acquiring a fundamental body or knowledge and the critical thinking skills necessary for its interpretation and application.
  • Developing and maintaining a positive self-image.
  • Accepting increased social, personal and academic responsibilities.
  • Exploring a diversity of curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • Developing an increased awareness of individual differences and respect for others.
  • Participating responsibly in the school community.

Handbook

The Middle School Handbook for students and parents provides a comprehensive look at the middle school program, from daily schedules and homework to communication methods and child protection policies.

Academics

Click on the subjects below to learn about our middle school course offerings.

Leadership Program

We are blessed to have a group of students who are being trained as servant leaders. This program helps our students grow in their identity and confidence as global citizens who can make a difference in the lives of others.

Service & Service Learning

We don’t just talk about service, we live it through local service projects, classroom efforts, field trips, and student-led charity opportunities.

Technology in middle school is used to enhance the curriculum in all subjects, ranging from math and science to physical education.

Middle School Events

Middle School News

Grades 6, 7, and 8 Parents, you are invited to a special Literacy Parent Afternoon Tea on Wednesday, November 29 from 2:15 – 3:15pm in Luther Hall. Heather Burns, our staff developer from Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, will be presenting on "Strategies to Engage Your Child in Critical Thinking". As our curriculum encourages students to interact with texts and think deeply about their reading and writing, this promises to be a great time for parents to understand Reading and Writing Workshop and to gain tips and strategies to support and deepen your child's thinking at home.

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8 students from Concordia, grades 7-9, went to Western International School of Shanghai this past weekend for the Live HighFour Math/Science competition to compete with 6 other schools from around China. In a day full of various team and individual competitions in Math and Science, our students had some great results! The team comprised of Darren Lou, Dylan Sun, Lan Hai, and Kevin Hopkins finished 2nd overall out of 13 teams! In addition, they placed 1st in the "Transporter Round", and Darren Lou placed 1st overall in the science competition! Please be sure to congratulate them when you see them!

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G8 science

Grade 8 students have begin building their rockets. First they are testing their payload capsules to collect data (time, position, mass, velocity, acceleration). They will use this data to calculate the amount of force (Newtons- N) in which the capsule will land on the ground. Then they will add their payload (egg/golf ball) to the capsule and record that data. Again, they will do the calculations to find the Force/impact (N) of the capsule and payload when it hits the ground. This is the first step of the building process.

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Dr. Tina's RSB class

Recently Dr. Tina's RSB class collected toiletries for Dr. Tina and her group to take to under privileged families in Nepal. After working with over 240 people (kids and families), the group realized there was a need for shoes. The students decided to do a barefoot Walk-A-Thon to raise funds to buy 16 pairs of shoes (approximately 1600 rmb). This means each student needed to get sponsorship (100 rmb each) for walking laps around the track for 30 minutes; barefoot. The students did all the planning, organizing, advertising and completing the proposal. All funds have been collected and we were able to raise close to 8000 rmb. This means we can provide about 80 pairs of shoes! AMAZING! Thanks to all who participated either by walking or sponsoring!

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On Tuesday, Mr. Muir's RSB class decided to do a service project around the word "Kindness". They washed over 50 bikes/scooters of Concordia students and teachers. Their hope is that this kindness would spread around Concordia and we could all be more kind in everything we do.

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Grade 6 LTB students were busy learning the vocab about vegetables & fruit. They designed their posters and gave speeches in mandarin to advertise their personal shops.

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Charity recital on Sunday, November 26th!

Road to Recovery is a charity organization that helps disabled kids recover. On Sunday, November 26th, we will be hosting a recital to fundraise for the treatments of the kids. It will be free admission, but there will be a donation box as well as charity sales at the recital. Please bring your family and friends, and come join us at the Rittmann Theatre at 7PM on Sunday, November 26th!

You can find more information about Road to Recovery and this event through the QR code attached and donate to support the cause.

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