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 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.
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.
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.
For all G7 & G8 students: Don't Miss This Thrilling Event!
Friday, Oct. 27th / 6-8PM / PC Lounge
Sponsored by NJHS
Parents: Please note that permission forms must be submitted in order for your child to attend. You may find the form here
or copy/paste the following URL into your browser.
Unselfie, by Michelle Borba : is a book study for Grade 7/8 parents. We will look at the new lifestyle that social media has created and how to journey with our children. The Selfie lifestyle is correlated with lower academic performances and less resilience. The lack of empathy also hampers their ability to collaborate and innovate and problem solve. We will look at a research based, nine–step plan to rebuild empathy into our teens' lives.
Join us at the MS Staff conference room (M216) for conversations on:
Oct. 24 and 31@ 8:30-10:00am
Nov. 7 and 14@8:30-10:00am.
Please purchase your own copy of the book to study and contribute to the conversations. Class limit will be 20 participants.
Grade 8 students experienced Yangshuo through the lens of this year's themes: "the power of one" and "challenging our limits."
View 2017 Yangshuo "small moments" here:
Username: Concordia Password: Unite@201718
Concordia takes a special interest in the hearing ability of all students and has arranged to provide hearing screenings on campus. These screenings will be carried out by Petter Vibe and Daniel Balicki, audiologists from "New Wave". For more information on "New Wave" please go to www.newwave-hearing.com.
This year, we are pleased to be offering both a traditional hearing screening and a CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) screening. Both screenings will be available on October 23, 2017 in the elementary office area, room E101.
The traditional hearing screening is available to children three years of age or older, and will measure the student's ability to hear different sounds, pitches, or frequencies. This screening takes about 15 minutes and costs 200 RMB.
Mr. Muir's RSB class had a chance to put their learning into action this week. After learning about kindess, they had the idea of going on a "RAK Walk". On it, they planned out how they could show some Random Acts of Kindess to the Jinqiao community.
Hope your school year is off to a great start! On Saturday, Oct. 28th from 11am-3pm we are hosting our 4th Annual Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire (JMMF) here on campus.
I have attached an information packet that I am requesting that you use (all 6 pages or just parts of it, such as Page 1 or Page 5) in ANY AND ALL communication (newsletters, updates & announcements, parent coffees, PSO events, marketing emails, etc.) from now until Oct. 28th.