Middle School (6-9)

Why middle school at Arches Academy?

Middle school can be either a difficult, trying time in an adolescent's life or it can be an eye opening exploration of new ideas and a time when self confidence and self worth are discovered and the trajectory of their life is set in motion.  

Read our FAQ about what Middle School is like at Arches

 

At Arches Academy, we believe in interactive learning and our middle school students do a lot of field trips, overnight trips, and hands on learning.

Here's a list of activities our middle school students have done recently (varies based on grade and year):

  • Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

  • Eco Challenge field trip

  • BYU Paleontology Museum field trip

  • Fillmore Hot Springs field trip

  • STEM Festival field trip

  • Writing rally

  • Foreign language round table

  • WWII Plane field trip

  • Stories & S'mores campfire activity

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival

  • World Cuisine Wednesdays - visit restaurants

  • Irish Dance field trip

  • Guest Speakers; meteorologist, TV writer, etc

  • 7 Habits / Leader in Me

  • School wide performances (choral, plays)

  • Snow skiing mini-course

  • History, English, Classic & Modern Literature, etc

  • World religions - visits to synagogues, Hera Krishna temple, etc

  • Visit to authors, potters, and artists

  • Created an escape room

  • Student government

  • Entrepreneur mini-course 

  • Science Fair

  • Trip to Yellowstone

  • Trip to Atlanta (Human Rights trip in 2016/17 school year)

  • Trip to Hawaii (2017/18 school year)

  • Trip to Catalina, science

  • Trip to Boston (2018/19 school year)

  • STEM - Math, science, computers, and more

  • Space Camp

  • Foreign languages

  • Madrigal choir

Our middle school students also benefit from:

  • Leveled Learning

  • Continuity in learning methods and expectations

  • Small class sizes lead to class participation

  • No falling through the cracks or being invisible

  • No bullying, no drugs, no disruptive students

  • Emotional safety, social safety, and academics

  • Cross grade integration

  • Visibility - Parents know what their child is doing at school

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