An essential aspect of The Foundation Academy is the
Middle School Program, for students in grades 5-8.
We want to empower each student to build a strong
academic foundation, and also develop the social skills
necessary to succeed in today’s society.
No student ever really wants to fail. At The Foundation Academy, we begin with that premise, that our students do want to learn, and it is our job to find the ways each student learns best. Young teens in middle school are at one of the most challenging times in life, as they try to determine just who they are, what they believe in, and of what they are capable. Many students get “lost in the numbers” and are adrift without an anchor. Not at Foundation Academy.
Our Middle School teachers are able to offer personalized education to each student. With a teacher-student ratio of 1:20, we are able to assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses, both academically and socially. Teachers are able to differentiate according to students’ learning styles and abilities. This personalized instruction has been highly successful with middle school students.
Academic excellence is the expected by-product of small classes, individual achievement, and high standards. Foundation Academy students are expected to demonstrate their mastery of academic skills, often in intriguing, creative ways. Students learn social skills as well, as we collaborate, work in groups, and research topics together. We offer project-based learning, helping each student contribute and lear n. In the future these students will have the advantage of already being a team player and a collaborative person, in a competitive world.
Foundation’s Middle School Program focuses on “others-centered” education, rather than “What’s in it for me?” attitudes. Using character education and being focused on the world around us, we in turn reach out to the community. Middle School students participate in the “City as a Classroom” opportunities. Students have fed the hungry, as they collected and delivered canned foods, have cleaned our community areas, and worked hard to raise funds for underprivileged students to have school scholarships. In all that we do, we focus on others, what’s going on around us, who needs something we can provide? We have seen amazing results, as students are called to think of others, not just left to take what they want, and forget the rest.
As one can see, Foundation Academy’s Middle School Program is a successful, colorful, creative, even fun place to be! Our students feel good about themselves, feel safe in this environment, and feel personally cared for by teachers and staff. Our teachers enjoy what they do, and enjoy watching students bloom in such a nurturing, creative environment. Feel free to call the school office (241-3515), to ask about a tour or conference for more information, or you can Register Online.
Do you have a child in Middle School? The Foundation Academy can help him/her build a solid foundation. Register Now so that your child can have a bright future!