Excited, energetic, enthusiastic! These are some of the characteristics of the middle school student. Capitalizing on these traits, the dedicated, caring, and qualified faculty and staff create a challenging and loving learning environment that is both lively, yet structured.
With Scripture as our guide, Concord Christian Academy partners with parents to help students grow spiritually, academically, physically, and emotionally. Our middle school students benefit from a rich, comprehensive, and intellectually stimulating academic program. The curriculum includes the core subjects of Bible, Grammar, Literature, Writing, Spanish, Geography, American History, Earth, Life, and Physical Science, General Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II. Building upon the academic core are the co-curricular courses such as art, choir, sacred dance, rhythm band, technology, and physical education. Our S.T.E.M. engineering curriculum for middle schoolers empowers our students to tackle real-world engineering problems using the engineering design process, creativity, and collaboration.
Complementing the rigorous set of academic courses, students develop organization and time management skills, cultivate critical thinking skills, and participate in a wide variety of character shaping extracurricular activities through the arts, sports, student government, and service learning. As our students experience God’s love throughout their middle school years, they learn to love one another, living out Biblical truths, honoring relationships, modeling servant leadership, and seeking unity with classmates and community. Along the way they begin to discover their unique gifts and talents and the plan that God has for their lives. Concord Christian Academy is a community experience, where parents partner with students and staff throughout the school, contributing to a life-time legacy; students are part of the modern day Joshua Generation: while their own lives are being transformed, they are transforming the world in which they live.
New England has a plethora of field trip opportunities that enrich student learning and curricular objectives. Concord Christian Academy avails itself of the multitude of community, regional, and East coast resources that not only provide a vital component to a well-rounded educational experience, but help reinforce and cement learning objectives.
Field trips for Middle School include: Boston Freedom Trail, Capital Center for the Arts, Care Net Center, Discovery Center, Fish and Game Center, Lowell National Park, Margarita’s, Montshire Museum of Science, Polar Caves, Seacoast Science Center, Sturbridge Village, Camp Berea, Camp Sentinel and Tsongas Industrial History Center.
Cape Cod Field Trip
The Cape Cod trip is one of the highlights of the entire middle school program. For 5 days in the spring of each year our 8th Grade students travel all over the Cape, studying the habitat and animals of the seashore and visiting various points of history. Really it is the educational trip of the year! The repertoire of special activities includes:
Spiritual Emphasis Week with Matt Huffman
Plimoth Plantation tour
Whale watch expedition from Provincetown
National Seashore Center exhibits and trail walk in Eastham
Marine Exploration Activities
Marconi Trans-Atlantic wireless communication presentation