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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.


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.

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.

Fine Arts

Whether it's music, the visual arts or drama, our middle school fine arts program has something for the creative side of every student.

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.

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

Dr. Tina's religion classes

Dr. Tina's religion classes have been studying Matthew and following Jesus from birth to his crucifixion. This aligned great with Easter time and understanding Jesus purpose to be sent to the earth. To celebrate Good Friday, the class baked sugar cookies in the shape of an Easter egg and decorated them. Students had to follow directions, use some math to change to recipe size, work together and be responsible in their clean up! It was GOOD fun had by all.

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Communication is no longer a text, a tweet, email or essay. Twitch, Live Streaming, YouTube, Instagram and emoticons have become the standard to tell our story. The new montage.

Several students are making the shift from the essay to provide information, persuade others or create a narrative. Film is 3-D: sound, image and narrative...and for a world audience. Whereas the essay tends to be 1-D: text only...and for the teacher only.

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时间: 8:30-11:30 , 五月十五日,周一 /五月十六日,周二 / 五月十七日,周三

地点: Luther Hall

Concordia Counselors are sponsoring a new workshop for parents in Mandarin called Character First. It will be an introductory class to learn about the 49 character traits that will help your child become the best he can be.

Dates: Monday, May 15 through Wednesday, May 17th from 8:30 to 11:30

Place: Luther Hall.

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Dear 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Parents,

Please be advised that the Middle School Administration Team works together in order to place students in the most thriving environment. Middle School classes seek to promote diversity as well as encourage students to get to know and form as many relationships as possible.

It is not required, but we welcome parental input regarding your student's individual social, emotional and academic needs. We respectfully ask that you do not request placement with specific teachers or students. This information helps us place individual students in optimal learning environments.

If you would like to give input, please complete the form available in the Middle School Office by May 12, 2017. Please note forms received after this date may not be included in placement decisions.

Thank you.

MS Administrative Team

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