Middle School (6th through 8th grades)
Middle school at Ann Arbor Christian is about expanding horizons and developing independence as a learner. Students are challenged to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned to be active, thoughtful, responsible, and intelligent seekers of truth.
To prepare students for high school’s demands, a team of teachers challenges students to:
- take risks
- think critically and use discernment
- understand and apply their personal, spiritual, and academic talents
- deepen their relationship with Christ, and
- make service a priority
In addition, middle school focuses on developing Christian leadership in our students, including mentoring younger students in their Chapel Family and challenging students to know what they believe and why.
To help students develop responsibility and independence, students are placed in Advisory groups. These small, multi-grade groups of middle schoolers meet with their advisor every day for 20 minutes to focus on teacher/student academic planning, social-emotional learning, and community building. In addition to these group activities, one on one check-ins occur regularly to support each student’s academic, social, emotional and spiritual growth. Team building activities are also planned to develop community and connection.
In each subject area, our teachers strive to meet our school’s School-Wide Learner Goals. One of these goals is “Engaged Learners.” With a philosophy centered on engaging learners actively, students engage deeply with content, collaborate with their classmates, build connections, and develop a Christian worldview in a nurturing classroom and school community.