Middle School

Our primary goal is to prepare our students for the academic, social and spiritual challenges they will face in high school. We must remain vigilant in our desire to not simply tell students what they need to do, but equip them with the necessary skills to make wise choices in every area of their lives.

The Wesleyan Middle School consists of students in grades 5-8. We seek to immerse these children in an environment that forces them to think and to articulate those thoughts in both written and oral forms. While placing a high value on the learning of information, we believe it is more important to train our children to be proficient in the skills of note taking, reading comprehension, outlining, writing and public speaking. It is these skills and not raw information that will lead to future academic success for Wesleyan students.

While all we do is designed to fit under the umbrella of the Wesleyan School Mission Statement, we believe that our place in the middle years of a student's education puts us in a unique position to directly impact that child's development in all areas: mind, body and spirit.

Academically, we seek to immerse our children in an environment that forces them to think and to articulate those thoughts in both written and oral forms. While we place a high value on the learning of information, we believe it is more important to train our children to be proficient in the skills of note taking, reading comprehension, outlining, writing and public speaking. It is these skills and not raw information that will lead to future academic success for Wesleyan students.

Social development and the opportunity to sample new experiences are both critical components of the fine arts and athletic programs in the middle school. Fine arts opportunities are available in both curricular and extra-curricular formats for all middle school students. Music, art, band chorus and drama are available during the school day as yearlong courses or as part of the arts wheel, depending upon the grade-level of the student.

While school-sponsored athletics are not available until a student reaches the 7th grade, once students reach that age they have a wide range of cut and non-cut sports available in each athletic season. Wesleyan seeks to encourage students to be active participants in school-sponsored activities, bonding the student and the school together as a close-knit unit. Our job is to help children identify their gifts and then give them the platform to use their talents for God's glory.

What we hold to be most important is the spiritual and character development of the children in our care. We want Jesus Christ and His love to be evident in all we do. This begins by the hiring of people who enthusiastically support the mission, values and faith statement of Wesleyan School. We desire that our faculty will model high moral character and Christian ideals for our students on a daily basis. While chapel services, Bible studies, mission trips and service opportunities all place our children in strong and active Christian settings, we recognize that what influences children most is building relationships with adults who speak and model a life that is committed to Jesus Christ.

We believe that a student will remember far more about who we are than what we teach them. We must remember that we teach children, not just our subject matter. Simply put, we want to impact the lives of our students in a positive way each day, in order to bring glory to God's Kingdom.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about the Wesleyan Middle School. May God bless you this day!

Sidney Tucker

Middle School Principal