What is the Middle School program like?
The Inly Middle School program is based on the Montessori view of the student as a self-directed, active learner, and the teacher as an engaged facilitator. To this end, the middle school day combines regularly scheduled teacher-facilitated whole class and small group lessons with uninterrupted self-directed work time.
Montessori based, developmentally responsive
In a developmentally responsive way, our Middle School forms students into thinkers by being:
Skills based—our curriculum is designed around the academic and personal skills that the middle school student must internalize to be successful.
Integrated—teachers in the areas of math, science, and the humanities work together to create a complimentary curriculum that reinforces targeted skills and concepts and enables students to make global connections.
Individualized—guided by their teachers, students work to their personal best with courses, assignments, and instruction tailored to challenge each student to reach their highest academic potential.
Relevant and authentic—whenever possible, connections are made between study and real-world applications. The curriculum is rich with experiential learning and immersion opportunities to allow students to learn more broadly and deeply.
Holistic—our academic curriculum includes a life skills component, which teaches students to learn about themselves as individuals and as members of a broader community. Interpersonal relationships, empathy, problem-solving skills, time management, self-discipline, self-reflection, and goal setting are all skills that are taught and reinforced throughout the program.