Middle School

Our Mission for Middle School

Community School of Davidson's mission at the middle school level is to create and sustain a safe, supportive, and inclusive community of learning.

Our Academic Program

Our middle school developed out of a shared community belief that all students are entitled to a school environment that supports their intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs as they experience the many changes brought on by early adolescence.  Developed as the natural progression from the elementary program, our middle school builds the foundations laid in grades K through 5 and capitalizes educationally sound ideas, such as:

  • Individualized, differentiated instruction
  • Small class size
  • Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Multi-disciplinary, integrated curriculum that is relevant, challenging, and exploratory
  • Active, hands-on learning and problem-based approach to hands-on learning

 Our Middle School Structure

Our middle school has devised a unique structure that meets the developmental and academic needs of our students.   Although students do change classes, our block schedule allows for longer periods of focused core class time, which enables students to delve deeper into content areas.  We offer a variety of courses, including required classes and student-selected choices.  Students stay in a 2-year “loop” with core teachers and the same group of students in grades 6 and 7 and then move to a stand-alone site inside our high school building to begin the transition to upper grades with a dedicated Grade 8 Transition Team.