Our Middle School program for Grades 5 through 8 encourages the development of responsible young men and women through a rigorous STEAM curriculum that emphasizes critical and independent thinking, while recognizing that these students have different interests, strengths, and learning styles.
The Centennial Academy middle grades emphasize Project-Based Learning, through which students can demonstrate mastery of a subject by creating, and presenting, a research-based project that is driven by their own interest in a topic and allows them to work within the same parameters as real researchers. Our program is geared to meet the needs of our students, acknowledging and appreciating their requirement for structure and autonomy, as well as their desire for acceptance and success. Our strong Arts, athletics, and guidance programs reinforce our academics and support a climate where our middle school students thrive.
Our community service program, advisor system, and smaller class sizes reflect our commitment to developing middle school students’ sense of social responsibility. Students develop essential skills through exploration, inquiry, reflection, and community service and leave Grade 8 well-prepared for high school. On average, 97 percent of our graduates are accepted to their first-choice high school.