At Pinecrest Academy, our goal is to make the middle school years fun, memorable, and enriching. These transitional years are a time when a rigorous, yet formative and nurturing environment
, is crucial for the healthy development of your child. Because we are a private, Catholic middle school, we can offer small class sizes and individual attention, both of which help lay the groundwork for a well-rounded education.
It is during the crucial middle school years that Christian values and habits, which form the foundation of your child’s adult character
, begin to take shape. We partner with our parents in this formation of character. Our goal is to help each child develop into the unique Christian leader that God is calling him or her to be. We accomplish this through direct lessons in the classroom, virtue development throughout the school day through our Virtue Program, and the modeling of authentic Christian leadership through our teachers, coaches, campus ministers, and school leaders.
We have developed a unique transitional experience in the Middle School that moves students seamlessly from the care and comfort of elementary school to a nurturing environment that prepares them for the academic, social, and extracurricular demands of high school. Our unique method is age and developmentally appropriate for 6th through 8th grade students.
Our Middle School employs a highly structured, distinctive program that addresses the distinctive needs of this age group. Research shows that students from ages 11 to 14 learn more effectively when they are given outdoor breaks that allow for free play. The unstructured free play that occurs at our middle school recess has tremendous value in developing social, emotional, and leadership skills. We build our schedule with this in mind, allowing for multiple breaks throughout the day.
Our Middle School team works with each child to help cultivate the skills he or she will need for high school in an atmosphere that supports, teaches, and demands individual responsibility, critical thinking, and internalized discipline. Our loving teachers provide healthy and effective ways to transition a student from middle school into high school when the time comes.
In addition to providing a balanced and academically challenging curriculum, as a Catholic school, we are able to offer a loving Christ-centered environment, where prayer is a part of your child’s day, and where our team focuses on the whole child, preparing each student for our award-winning college-prep high school program.