Middle School: 6th-8th

Here in NSU University School’s Middle School, you will not find quiet hallways and silent classrooms. Instead, you will find classrooms, hallways, art spaces, sports fields, science labs, and the stage all bustling with student activity, the exchange of ideas, and students doing what they do best in these middle school years; learning by doing, experimenting, and communicating.

Our cutting-edge academic program empowers students to pursue knowledge, big ideas, and questions. Dedicated faculty use a variety of instructional strategies to foster curiosity, exploration, and creativity. Harkness discussions take place regularly in English and social studies classes while the Modeling Method is used to engage students in science and other academic areas. NSU University School teachers understand that every child learns in his or her own way, so they continually seek to differentiatie instruction in order to reach every learner. They know that a "one size fits all" education never really fits.

During Middle School, we encourage our students to maintain their curiosity and creativity while stretching their self-confidence and self-advocacy. Students take the time to explore new electives, try interscholastic sports, and perform on or behind the stage for one of our unbelievable theatrical performances. These new opportunities help to broaden their horizons and help them discover their passion.

Our ultimate goal is that students will leave Middle School as critical thinkers, independent and lifelong learners, strong communicators, healthy risk takers, and good global citizens.


Curriculum

Click here to view a list of our Middle School course offerings, which includes core classes and electives.


Technology

Technology is integrated across the curriculum, and programs such as digital photography, video production, computer science, and robotics offer students more focused opportunities to develop specific technological proficiencies.


All Middle School students are responsible for bringing a laptop or tablet to school every day.

Advisory & Guidance

The Middle School advisory program is an important part of each student's educational experience as it empowers them to learn how to communicate effectively and develop the character and confidence required to make good decisions, engage fully, and act mindfully. We teach our students to reflect on the many ways they interact with the community and strive to help them see different perspectives in all that we do.


Additionally, every student is assigned a guidance counselor who serves as a mentor and academic advisor and helps steer our students toward the right path during these crucial, formative years. Each student stays with the same assigned counselor throughout their three-year Middle School journey.

Involvement

Click here to see the clubs, organizations, community service, leadership programs, student publications and special events Middle School students can get involved with.


Students are also welcome and encouraged to start clubs of their own should they feel led to.

Artistic Opportunities

Click here to view a list of artistic opportunities available to NSU University School Middle School students through our robust Arts Department.


Athletic Teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball


For more information about our Athletics Department, click here.

Faculty Highlight

Ms. Hong Jia

Middle School Chinese teacher Ms. Hong Jia has taught at NSU University School for 14 years and has not only helped our students learn about Chinese language, history, and culture, but also develop an appreciation for all nationalities. As an advisor for the Middle School Diversity Club, she encourages students in grades 6-8 to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity in our school.

Jia, originally from Chengdu, Sichuan, China, attended Sichuan University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She went on to complete her master's degree in Computer Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.

Read more about Ms. Hong Jia

Middle School News

Middle School Diversity Club Hosts Annual Diversity Assembly

The Middle School Diversity Club hosted its annual Diversity Assembly in the AutoNation Center for the Arts. Students and even some teachers presented dances, song, skits, performances, and readings celebrating the diverse cultures and nations represented at USchool and around the world. This year's theme, "Love Has No Boundaries," focused on appreciating love for humankind.

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Ms. Hong Jia

Middle School Chinese teacher Ms. Hong Jia has taught at NSU University School for 14 years and has not only helped our students learn about Chinese language, history, and culture, but also develop an appreciation for all nationalities. As an advisor for the Middle School Diversity Club, she encourages students in grades 6-8 to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity in our school.

Jia, originally from Chengdu, Sichuan, China, attended Sichuan University where she obtained her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She went on to complete her master's degree in Computer Information Systems at Nova Southeastern University.

Read more about Ms. Hong Jia
Dr. Judith Roberts

Middle School Global Studies teacher Judith Roberts, Ph.D., has served as an educator, mentor, and leader at NSU University School for the past 13 years, having served as the faculty advisor for the Middle School Diversity Club as well.

Read more about Dr. Judith Roberts