Located within the footprint of the broader Florida Prep gated community, the Florida Prep Middle School is designed to meet the needs of our younger students; aged 11 – 14 years old, in U.S. grades 6-8.
Students in the middle school spend much of their time with their dedicated homeroom teacher, in one of four classrooms that form the nucleus of the middle school campus. Through this ‘small campus’ relationship, the teacher is able to build a strong rapport with students, enabling them to accurately gauge the academic and personal growth of each individual in their care.
Extensive play and seating areas allow for unsupervised activities and the opportunity for students to exercise and blow off steam in a safe, non-threatening environment. Students also benefit from a staggered lunch schedule that allows for our younger middle school population to eat, and leave, prior to the arrival of their high school peers.
The ‘big brother, big sister’ interaction between middle and high school students at Florida Prep is central to our integrated campus; often referred to as ‘a large family’. It allows our high school students to nurture their younger counterparts, while still providing the space for both groups to act at an age-appropriate level.
Middle School boarders at Florida Prep are housed with students of their own age, benefit from a higher level of supervision and are assigned an earlier ‘lights out’ schedule in the evenings.
Student Advancement/Accelerated Learning
Florida Prep affords students the opportunity to pursue an ‘accelerated learning’ schedule, based upon demonstrated maturity, and accelerated learning capabilities. If a student is judged able to perform at a higher level either within the middle school community or even within our high school, they will be afforded the opportunity to advance into other classes after discussion with the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and faculty members at Florida Prep.
Daily teacher help and open communication between families and faculty ensure that should the schedule prove too burdensome, swift action may be taken to remedy the situation.
Middle school students are selected based upon test scores, personal interviews, overall maturity level, and teacher recommendations. While academic success is a major component of that process, we are also looking for a student we believe will be a good fit within our broader community.
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