The Middle School’s supportive community is a place where students can be themselves and explore their passions. The faculty inspires their students by creating curriculum which supports these passions. A safe and caring learning environment encourages them to grow and take risks while allowing them to make mistakes in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment.
The Middle School years are a time of tremendous growth and change. Students are regarded as individuals and the faculty strives to meet their unique educational and social-emotional needs. Rigorous academics are combined with character education, high levels of creativity, and regular physical activity. This successful combination ensures that all Middle School students strike a balance between academic achievement and overall personal well-being.
These maturing students develop their leadership and team-building skills beyond the classroom through participation in sports, community service
projects, and after-school clubs
Required and elective Middle School classes also enhance and emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving. A rigorous schedule keeps students engaged, motivated and challenged throughout each day. Active and thoughtful lessons are the norm, and students are expected to collaborate with their teachers and peers daily. Eighth grade speeches, interdisciplinary science and society research presentations, as well as small, seminar-style classes further prepare students for Maumee Valley Upper School. Self-reflection is fostered as the students lead their own conferences while developing goal-setting skills.
Middle School parents can expect great things from Maumee Valley. Students will learn and live the Middle School pillars of Kindness, Respect, Responsibility, and Participation. These important character traits permeate every lesson and activity throughout the Maumee Valley Middle School.