Middle school can be an uncertain time. We’ve been through this before.
Our middle school is part of a private, Christian school in Roanoke, VA.
You have options.
Middle School is a complex time in a child’s life. We remember this time in our own lives. Now, as a parent, you want to successfully guide your children through their middle school years. Faith Christian School is an option we’d like you to consider.
During this time, your child needs a positive place to learn and grow. They deserve to be known and cared-for by engaged and experienced teachers, enjoy small class sizes, and be immersed in a Christ-centered environment that will help form their views about the world and society.
Likewise, you need a committed partner to guide and mentor your child, have your fears and concerns heard and understood, provide specific solutions to individual situations, and have open access to teachers and administrators.
With over 20 years of success in preparing students for college and life, we’d love for you to consider Faith Christian School.
“Faith has such a great influence on our children.”
– Alan and Tori Hayes
Middle School Curriculum
These can be challenging years for your children. A great curriculum is essential to any good educational model. However, the nature of the teacher and the quality of the teaching is the most critical component in keeping students enthusiastic in their learning as they are shepherded through these complex years. Teachers gifted in connecting with middle school students are the most relevant factor in successful learning.
Our experienced middle school faculty, made up of exceptional men and women, are able to continue and build on what was experienced in our Lower School. For students new to middle school, these teachers carefully, gently draw out the skills with which our Lower School students have already been prepared. The innate curiosity for learning, the love of discovering and questioning are now honed and strengthened. In particular, and unique to our middle school curriculum, is the continued study of Latin, along with formal logic…a course specifically designed to teach your children to reason well.
The learning environment in our Middle School is built on a profound respect for what your children are able to accomplish intellectually. Realizing that maturity is born out of responsibility, we require that our middle school students take greater responsibility for their learning. In addition, we actively seek to engage your children in opportunities that call out of them the courage to lead.
These critical years are further supported through a faculty class advisor. Once each week each middle school grade is separated into groups of young men and women. Each group has a faculty advisor of the same gender. These groups allow for fun, deepening relationships, and reflecting on God’s desires for us as image bearers. All of these bolster the ability of our teachers to meaningfully engage their students in and outside of the classrooms.
“John loves Faith. What more could we ask for?”
– Bob and Joyce Childress
Middle School is an important building block.
A lot goes on in the life of the Middle School student, and caring faculty and administrators work diligently to keep the unique needs of this age group in mind every day.
From the faculty advisors, responsible for developing and creating a positive spiritual, social, and academic environment, to teachers who enjoy the particular attributes of this dynamic age, Faith proactively encourages your children through these transition years.
All the joyful learning fostered in Lower School is encouraged and built upon as the energy and enthusiasm abundant in Middle School students are directed toward proactive involvement in all aspects of school. Students move more deeply into subject matter and begin to refine their abilities to ask good questions and to reason with sound logic. Students are also encouraged to accept more responsibility through leadership opportunities and to view themselves as contributors to the school community.