JGS Intermediate/Middle School, grades 5-8
In many ways, Jones-Gordon’s Intermediate/Middle School seems like a traditional middle school model. Rotating throughout the school day, our students enjoy diverse subject matter and varied teaching styles. Unlike conventional middle schools, however, our students benefit from small class sizes with a maximum 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Additionally, we develop students’ key executive function skills (organization, planning, time management, etc.); incorporate social/emotional learning to foster students’ confidence and independence; and offer daily FLEX Hours for remediation, acceleration, and/or enrichment. Students also participate in monthly field studies and community service/service learning projects to ensure a rigorous, appropriately challenging, and well-rounded education. JGS students successfully transition to high school and continue their studies with consistent success!
ART: Incorporated into the humanities curriculum and offered as a weekly specials program, art provides an opportunity for self-expression and bringing imagination to life.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Indoor and outdoor exercise and physical fitness activities keep minds and bodies active.
COOKING: Strengthening real-world executive function skills (planning, following directions, etc.), students enjoy this edible and fun weekly class!
“Gone are the days when homework was a struggle, reading was frustrating and spelling was impossible. Now we have days that are filled with endless possibilities and smiles!”