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From 16 Months to 8th Grade

Middle School

Chiaravalle Middle School integrates current research, educational trends, and the Montessori philosophy to empower early adolescents. Our program aims to cultivate self-confidence, self-knowledge, adaptability, academic competence, and a vision for the future of our students.

Our Montessori Middle School academic year follows a cycle format with four thematic cycles repeating over two years, ensuring comprehensive coverage of concepts. Assessments are conducted at the end of each cycle, complemented by student reflection and self-assessment of learning objectives. This format supports interdisciplinary learning and develops organizational, decision-making, and time-management skills that supports the transition to high school.

The school day consists of individual work, group work and teacher-led lessons. Individual work provides choices aligned with each student’s skills, abilities, and interests, which can be completed independently or with support from peers and teachers as needed. Group work involves collaboration within larger teams that remain together for each thematic cycle. Assessments include individual tests, group presentations, and self-assessments of the group process.

Our proficiency-learning approach sets clear expectations, fosters deep understanding, encourages student responsibility, and promotes a non-competitive environment. This allows students to take responsibility for their own learning and master skills before progressing to the next level, while teachers break down learning steps and provide time and guidance along the way. 

Join our Montessori Middle School, where we support adolescents’ growth, foster interdisciplinary learning, and empower students to shape their educational journey.

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Middle School student mixes flour for the Cardinal Bread Bakery

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