Middle School @ The Willows
THE WILLOWS MIDDLE SCHOOL students grow through the years on a single DK-8 campus in a balanced yet academically challenging, creative environment. We believe, and research supports, that both academic achievement (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) are essential to a student’s education. So, each year of our integrated program is designed to promote both the academic and social-emotional growth of our students.
Our Middle School students are diligent, empathetic, and confident. They become leaders and role models. Our DK-8 setting is a distinct advantage that allows our older students to shine, spread their wings, take risks, and thrive in a safe, nurturing atmosphere.
Philosophy & Goals
Middle school is an exciting time, marked by profound cognitive, social-emotional, and physical growth. Adolescents face new challenges and opportunities both academically and socially as they become increasingly independent and able to reflect on their goals and values. Parents, too, face new challenges, finding ways to provide structure and support as a child negotiates for greater privileges.
The goals of the Willows’ Middle School program are:
• to foster cognition through an academic program that is both intellectually challenging and relevant to teenagers
• to nurture the sense of self and develop personal responsibility, empathy, and respect
• to strengthen organizational skills that will enable students to approach academic tasks with independence and success
We strongly believe that communication between parents and faculty helps to foster children’s growth. We keep parents aware of Middle School events through newsletters, evaluations, phone calls, emails, and updates on our website. Our hope is that parents feel well-informed about their child’s school experience and increasingly comfortable in their evolving relationship with their child. We appreciate the support of our parents and look forward to developing strong relationships with them.