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.
The 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.
We don’t just talk about service, we live it through local service projects, classroom efforts, field trips, and student-led charity opportunities.
Whether it's music, the visual arts or drama, our middle school fine arts program has something for the creative side of every student.
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.
The HS Environmental Committee is hosting our last clothing swap of the school year. Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff from all divisions (ES, MS, HS) are all welcome!
Summer checkout begins June 1. Visit the Phoenix Library to pick a summer checkout form or download the form from the library website.
Reading is one of the best parts of summer. We have created two summer reading lists, one for students in grades 5 and 6 and one for students in grades 7 and 8. Come see us in the library and we can help you find just the right books for your summer reading fun.
On Wednesday morning, May 24, students in grades 5, 6 and 7 had the chance to meet with the teachers that they'll be learning with in the 2017-18 school year. Teachers shared information about themselves, classes, trips, and special events and projects that the students have to look forward to in the coming year. The students left excited about the future. Be sure to ask your children what they are looking forward to in the next grade level.
We are proud to announce the students as below were awarded in the 11th National Youth Bingxin Literature Contest. If you see the students you might congratulate them. Anything we can do to help create a positive buzz about the great work our Mandarin students (and their teachers) are doing will be appreciated! Angela, Ying, Grace, Yuan, and Lina were awarded Excellent Adviser Award.
This national literacy contest was named after Bingxin, a very famous author in China. This is the 11th year we participated this competition, about 300,000 students from around of the China summited their essays, majority of them are from local schools.