BFSMS’s Middle School, for grades 5-8, eases students through the transition from Elementary School to the college preparatory classes of High School in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. The Middle School's curriculum is content driven; by the end of each school year, students are expected to accomplish specific performance goals in each area of the curriculum.
The Middle School offers Core and STEM academic subjects that are enriched with the fine arts, foreign language, and physical education. Our teachers use a variety of teaching methods to address the various learning styles of students. These include hands-on activities, lectures, research, technology and many cross-curriculum activities. Technology and Christian Education are integrated throughout the curriculum. Student’s performance is tracked so teachers have a good idea about what students know and what they need to be taught to meet learning objectives.
We also use The Harkness Table method. In this collaborative learning classroom all students are seated around one table, allowing everyone seated to see the eyes of everyone else at the table. No student is left out of the discussion. Classmates at the table learn by discussing their thoughts and ideas with their teacher and each other, rather than by just taking notes. Students are encouraged to challenge ideas, and to collaborate rather than compete with each other. Teachers, also seated at the table, are participants in classroom discussions, guiding students without lecturing. In this way the teacher is demonstrating to the student how to learn, rather than just what to learn. Collaborative learning teachers excel at asking questions that excite inquiry. The more students want to know, the more they learn.
In addition, we offer an extensive enrichment program:
Hands-on science lab
Our Middle School Team
|Baker, Cynthia||Librarian||Middle School|
|Bomberg, Rocio||Spanish & Gardening||Middle School|
|Clements, Debra (Cookie)||Middle School English||Middle School|
|Hartshorn, Justin||Middle School Science||Middle School|
|Loomis, Gus||Middle School||Middle School|
|McDaniel, Cynthia||History Teacher||Middle School|