Who they are...

  • Thinking abstractly, reasoning logically.
  • Seeking solutions to society’s problems.
  • Self-consciously focused on relating with peers.
  • Compulsively candid.
  • Discovering true self.
  • Developing consistency.

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  • MS Social-Emotional Learning

    LMS Middle School is an ideal community for early adolescents. Students can stretch themselves, take academic risks, and learn about themselves as leaders and blossoming young adults. Our capstone class creates a safe but challenging environment with extraordinary mentorship by experienced, caring adults.

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  • MS Language

    Middle school students write and publish their own original short stories, write and perform original plays, read a variety of books of their own choice, and learn how to think like scholars about books. They build a sturdy background in Latin root word vocabulary and learn to construct convincing essays on a short deadline.
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  • MS Math

    The middle school math curriculum builds on students mathematical fluency, communication, reasoning and problem solving skills. There is an emphasis on understanding the how’s and why’s of the material, as well as how to apply what is learned. Students are placed in a comfortable small group setting where taking mathematical risks with their learning is encouraged. Kids learn using a variety of methods such as projects, partner work, independent work, or using materials to draw conclusions. Middle school graduates from LMS will have completed a full pre-algebra or algebra course. The Impact Mathematics text is used in pre-algebra and Merrill, Algebra 1: Applications and Connections text is used in the algebra course. Additional resources is used when appropriate to supplement the curriculum. 
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  • MS History/Geography

    Students in middle school begin to study history from a more modern perspective. While their previous experience of history has taken them many centuries into the past, middle school students look specifically at the 19th and 20th centuries. They use their new level of abstract thinking to analyze how historical trends and events came about, and what the consequences were.

    At LMS, students often take on roles of historical figures, in dramatic role-plays and in their written work. They analyze historical documents and images, on their own and with others. They learn to take notes in class and learn information for tests. They read textbooks as well as primary source documents, pulling out the main ideas and presenting them to peers. They are often asked to relate their readings to their own ideas, and to modern political and social issues. 
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  • MS Science

    Middle School years are a pivotal time in students’ understanding of and enthusiasm for science. A hallmark of science in the real world is that it generates theories and laws that must be consistent with observations collected during laboratory investigations. Middle School labs provide students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models. At times we give cookbook-like “recipes” for lab investigations, but our students also have many opportunities to make hypotheses, design investigations, engage in scientific reasoning, manipulate equipment, record data, analyze results, and discuss their findings. 
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  • MS Spanish

    Middle School Spanish includes studies organized around listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, writing, and cultural aspects of Hispanic countries.
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  • MS Anti-Bias

    At LMS children explore their own identities as they  interact empathetically with people from diverse backgrounds.
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  • MS Music

    The Middle School music program continues earlier vocalization, instrumentality and literacy. Students compose on the computer and improvise as a means of personal expression.
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  • MS Physical Education

    In the Middle School PE program, students refine motor combinations and learn to use specialized skills in sport and fitness activities. 
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  • MS Practical Life

    Middle School students apply skills of care of self, care of environment, and grace and courtesy outside of the classroom, in the school and greater communities.
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  • MS Visual Art

    At the Middle School level, students learn about advanced elements of drawing and painting, printmaking, form and sculpture.
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