The Academy's middle school program is devoted to academic excellence and guiding students in a Christian worldview. Small class sizes, weekly advisory meetings, and opportunities to learn and serve outside of the classroom all contribute to the emotional growth and academic development that takes place in the middle school years.
The team-teaching approach provides an environment that will prepare students for college and beyond. Students develop not only the academic skills they will need in the future but also the perseverance, courage, faith, and truth they will use to continually seek understanding and wisdom.
Middle School Parent Information Sessions are the best way to experience the unique and rigorous approach to education and adolescent development at CPA. The session includes classroom visits where teachers engage daily in large-group, small-group, and individual instruction. Click here to fill out an inquiry and register for a parent information session.
The CPA middle school program has a forward-thinking, outcome-based philosophy devoted to excellence in classroom instruction, student motivation, quest for life skills, and most importantly to help students come to know God. We understand the unique needs and characteristics of the young adolescent. Because of the rapid growth and extensive maturation that occurs during these years, students need an educational program that is distinctly different, serving as a bridge between lower and upper school.
Our goals as Christian educators, called to work with 11-14 year olds are as follows:
- Create small communities for learning where stable, mutually respectful relationships with adults and peers are considered fundamental for educational development and personal growth.
- Develop a rigorous academic program that holds and acts upon a high level of expectation for all students in order that the students themselves have expectations of success.
- Provide a challenging, varied environment for students to safely explore athletics, arts, student government, ministry, service opportunities, and age-appropriate social events.
- Staff middle grades with dedicated Christian educators who feel called by God to minister to young adolescents and their families.
- Engage families and communities in the education of middle school students by keeping families informed.