The middle school years are a time of exciting, if challenging, growth and development. In addition to an increase in enriching academic demands, our students have more opportunities for artistic, physical, social/emotional, and spiritual development. During this time, character development is as key to future success as development in any other area. Beginning in fifth grade, there is an increase in focus on organizational skills, goal setting, self advocacy, and moral integrity. Our efforts are working as, year after year, our alumni tell us that they are well prepared for all of the demands that they faced during their high school years.