Growing Into Personal and Academic Success
Middle school — a pivotal time in every child’s life that helps shape who they become. Between grades six and eight, your pre-teen will take on more challenging coursework to prepare for high school, try new activities and discover their unique passions, widen their social circle, and seek answers to life’s big questions. Without a doubt, it is an identity-forming season. As a parent, nothing matters more to you than ensuring your child is in the right environment.
At PCA, middle schoolers are immersed in an engaging curriculum that inspires curiosity and propels their love for learning. In a highly relational environment, they build meaningful connections with teachers and peers, creating a sense of security.
Below, you’ll learn more about our learning environment and all that is available at the middle school level, including:
A culture where students feel at home.
Pre-teens go through a great deal of growth and change in a short period of time, and they need an intentional environment that promotes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Here are some of the ways we set an intentional environment in the Middle School at PCA:
Our rigorous college-preparatory program builds strong foundations across the core subject areas and allows students to start thinking about their path in high school and college.
Middle schoolers are eager to collaborate with others, use their voice, and hear new perspectives. Our classrooms are discussion-rich, which creates a relational learning environment.
Truth is woven throughout a compelling curriculum, allowing middle schoolers to see how the Bible is relevant in every area of their lives. Weekly Chapel deepens students’ understanding of scripture.
Equipping them to thrive today and tomorrow.
We want your child to succeed, not only in middle school, but in high school, college, and life. Everything we do at PCA is designed to foster confidence, promote responsibility, and develop compassion — skills necessary to impact the world.
A Place Where Middle Schoolers Feel Safe, Welcomed, and Cared For
At PCA, safety (both physical and emotional) is our number one priority. We understand the middle schoolers need to feel a strong sense of belonging and security as they navigate this new season of growth.
An on-site security coordinator ensures our campus is as secure as possible. All exterior doors remain locked throughout the school day, and classroom doors are also kept in the locked position, allowing teachers to quickly secure their classroom if needed. PCA faculty and staff are all background checked and participate in regular emergency training sessions.
We recognize that safety goes beyond campus security and strive to make sure our middle school students feel known and cared for. Our SEL curriculum is CASEL certified, which means social and emotional learning is integrated into our lessons. Our middle school students participate in a Random Acts of Kindness program and discover how to promote a safe and healthy learning environment through respect, caring, inclusiveness, and courage.