The John Cooper School recognizes that the middle school years are a special time when students begin to make the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Middle school years are special not only for academic but also personal, social, and psychological growth. Through various programs, the middle school strives to make these years stimulating, productive, and enjoyable.
Goals for the middle school are to challenge students academically, provide the strong academic foundation necessary to flourish in upper school, and build a strong sense of self-discipline, self-confidence, and the ability to take initiative. These, in turn, lead students toward developing into responsible, caring adults.
Class schedules allow for individualized attention where necessary and provide for open communication with teachers. Through the advisory system, students cultivate a relationship with a teacher who serves as an advocate for that student.