Middle School

Middle School

 

Our MIDDLE SCHOOL offers a unique Junior High experience for your child!

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Aware of the growing demands that High School will place on our students, our Middle School is a dynamic, interactive community of enthusiastic learners. Rigorous academic and interactive experiences stimulate each student’s intellectual, social and emotional growth, preparing them for life in High School, College and beyond.

Building on Mazel's existing curriculum of excellence, students learn cooperatively through research, discovery, experience, and field study as they develop an increasingly broad base of knowledge, as well as deeper critical and creative thinking skills.

As emerging adolescents, open discussions with teachers and mentors become a greater focus so that students can explore and confront evermore complex social, emotional and moral issues. To address and expand their developing global awareness, students begin to initiate and lead their own diverse service projects, cultivating their leadership skills and intrinsic sense of responsibility for the world.

Curriculum subject areas include:

  • English Literacy program that challenges students analytical abilities and communication. Reading classics of American literature through book clubs deepens students comprehension, while our writing program develops both creative and formal writing skills.
  • Advanced Mathematics curriculum that cultivates students to become confident, competent problem solvers. They learn to apply mathematics to a variety of contexts, and to communicate their understanding of the math content in both written and oral form. In addition to our comprehensive math curriculum, students participate in Math Olympiads to enrich their logic abilities.
  • Science Program that exposes children to a broad range of scientific experiences and knowledge, including Life Sciences, Earth Sciences and Physical Sciences.
  • Social Studies curriculum that introduces world and American history, as well as a broad understanding of geography and government structures.
  • Values-based curriculum that focuses on character development and self-discipline, as well as life skills (including independence, problem solving, and social negotiation).
  • Hebrew Literacy Program that teaches fluency in modern Hebrew.
  • Jewish Life curriculum that teaches Jewish Holidays, History and Traditions.
  • Torah Textual Study curriculum which teaches the skills and concepts related to the study of Torah texts, include Tanakh and Mishnah/Talmud.
  • Visual Arts Program
  • Physical Education program
  • Computer Literacy program
  • Field Trips to Museums and Educational Institutions to enhance the learning experience

Student life is enriched with specialty projects including: Student Government, Student-led Pep Rally, Club Electives and a variety of other programming.

 


Enrollment at a Jewish day school during the Middle School years provides our students with a unique opportunity which will remain with them for life. Here, we share with you a powerful video montage in which alumni of the Jewish day school network share what attending their Jewish middle and high school gave them in their adult lives. From Jewish identity to life-long mentors... from Hebrew language to life-long intellectual thinking skills... all of these directly impacted their success in college, their professional careers and personal lives.

 

To apply, see Admissions here. Please note that there are special tuition assistance grants available for qualified Middle School applicants.

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