Middle School Grades 6-8
Mount Paran has proven a great fit for our son. Middle school is awkward enough; the students and teachers have provided such balance that our son felt at ease right away. The balance has been a comfortable, caring, Christian environment where classes are small enough to make participation inviting. He’s gained exposure to new types of electives, gourmet lunch every day, a nice balance for athletics and the arts, and the school has been an extension of what we teach at home.
Distinctive community is quickly found within the House system — and is the highlight of a middle schooler’s journey.
All 300+ middle school students and 30+ faculty are divided equally into five different Houses based on scripture: Phileo, Chara, Aequitas, Gratia, and Veritas. Each House is led by student servant-leaders, including a chaplain and spirit chairperson. Houses enjoy friendly competition throughout their middle school years, including challenges in academic innovation, kindness initiatives, creativity, physical activities, spiritual emphasis, and rewards for good character. Explore more about the benefits of the House system in our WingTips blog.
Continuing with the End in Mind
While middle school may seem exciting now, the seemingly ominous path to high school remains in our sights ahead. Our goal is to prepare students with the study habits and time-management skills required for the rigor of the high school program and beyond. Explore more with these five tips for the next level.
It was during these years that I laid a strong foundation in my life as a Christ follower, friend, and life-long student.
Class of 2011
We have always been and continue to be impressed with the quantity and variety of extracurricular activities at MPCS. There is definitely a well-rounded offering that provides opportunity for all interests.
We know you have questions about middle school and are here to be your guide.