Our Unique Approach
Baylor's Middle School program was designed specifically with the unique needs of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in mind. We recognize that students this age are not passive learners – they need to learn by doing rather than by just being told. That's why science is based on experiments, art is based on production, and English and social studies are based on discussion. Math and languages are taught the same way and success isn't just about manipulating numbers or doing grammar exercises, it's about being able to apply concepts to real life situations.
The Middle School program is also designed to offer a wide variety of academic, athletic and enrichment offerings, ensuring that each child succeeds and thrives in personal areas of strength. Small class size ensures that each student is known, allowing teachers to challenge children to reinforce areas that need improvement, while encouraging children to pursue their strengths. A rigorous and age appropriate curriculum challenges students while engaging them in interesting, worthwhile activities.
As the main point of entry to Baylor School, the sixth grade typically attracts students from 25 – 30 area schools. Therefore, a great deal of thought and attention is dedicated to bringing this group of individuals together, transitioning them into the community where they will spend the next seven years. Through class trips, adviser groups, social opportunities, athletic teams and enrichment activities, students create important social bonds with their classmates. The program also provides a wealth of opportunities for parents and families to come together. Tailgates, book clubs, art shows, and musical concerts serve as venues to strengthen the connections among Baylor parents and families. These events and activities continue throughout the middle school years creating a close-knit and vibrant learning community.