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Middle School - 6th through 8th Grades

Mission Statement

Guiding Principles

Field Trips

Mission Statement

Merritt Middle School is built upon a learning environment rich in critical thinking skills and collaboration that cultivates communication and promotes independence. This is achieved through student-led learning; curricula focused on 21st century skills; and partnership with caring teachers who understand the mindset of middle school students.

Guiding Principles

  • Develop content knowledge through interactive learning.
  • Encourage independence and critical thinking in a student-led learning environment.
  • Cultivate strong communication skills utilizing a variety of learning tools that incorporates traditional skills e.g. writing via 21st century learning (iPads, collaborative projects, and digital media).
  • Promote leadership and responsible citizenship through opportunities that serve the school and greater community (SCA, Peer Mentoring, NJHS, and service projects).
  • Acknowledge that middle school is the critical gateway to high school and prepare students for the transition.

Field Trips

Proposed Field Trips for 2016-17 and 2017-18:

  • Local businesses work study
  • 8th grade science trip to Florida (Spring, 2018)
  • 7th grade social studies/English trip to NYC (Spring, 2017)
  • Kings Dominion partnered with MathScience Innovation Center for Stem
  • Oratory at Ford’s Theatre
  • Camp Hemlock for team building (Fall, 2016 and 2017)

A few girls from my class and I did a really cool dance for our school's talent show. It was so much fun, and everyone really liked it.

Merritt Academy
7th Grade Student

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