R.I.S.E. Academy’s middle school program provides a framework of academic rigor that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world. Learning encourages students to become creative, critical, analytical and reflective thinkers. Our curriculum prepares the students to be independent problem solvers with strong study skills. All students thrive when led by the outstanding faculty with high expectations and a firm understanding of the challenges and unique joys and opportunities of teaching them in their pre-teen years.
In our middle school we:
Teach a broad base of disciplines;
Teach not only the subject content but also how to apply the content in different contexts;
Promote learning in multiple subjects concurrently;
Encourage the use of a variety of teaching methodologies;
Emphasize development of the whole student, including the affective, cognitive, creative, and physical
Prepare students for the best High schools
From Seventh grade forward our teachers and staff work together with students and their parents to guide them through competitive and complicated world of High school admission. All of us work hard to prepare the children for their shadow days, interviews, and application essays. We are in direct contact with the admission offices of all High Schools in the area, ensuring that each child gets a fair opportunity. Throughout the entire process our students and families are engaged in ongoing, personalized support. Teachers work together with all students to prepare their individual portfolio, including personal narrative essays, practice interviews, shadow days expectations and realities.