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Dear Middle School Families,

As a parent, I can speak to the strength of the MS program at the Community School of Naples. My son Teddy began at CSN in his 6th grade year, August 2017. In May of 2020, he completed 8th grade at CSN. Teddy left MS ready for US—not as an autobot of readiness, but as an individual who practiced a routine of rigor for the last three years, who gained substantial academic independence, and who now has confidence in who he is and how to navigate challenge. And he is happy. He loves school.

As an administrator, I can endorse that CSN MS teachers are exceptional professionals, providing students challenge and coupling it with support as needed and encouragement always.

Every student, every day. The MS program provides a three-year, grade-team framework for students, an approach specifically designed to encourage students to enjoy childhood and, at the same time, begin taking steps toward adulthood, transitioning from pre-teen to teen, from student to scholar.

The culture of CSN MS is community-minded, energetic, and positive. Students partake in traditions such as Spirit Week and Pi-Day, join clubs such as Chess Club and Conservation Club, and participate in a variety of community outreach, service learning, and environmental citizenship.

The 2020-21 school year is upon us. Go Seahawks!

Always,

Mrs. Colleen Potocki
Head of Middle School

Middle School Habits of Excellence

MS Curriculum

The goal of MS is to teach the students to read thoughtfully, write meaningfully, solve math problems using strategies, and think conceptually.

MS Additional Opportunities

Throughout their time in middle school, students immerse themselves in a variety of experiences.

Middle School by the Numbers

5

Leaning into Rigor and Routine; Practicing Reflection; Growing Resilience; Respecting Rest and Recreation; Building Relationships

Habits of Excellence
7+

Students can participate in clubs including Chess Club, Conservation Club, Veterans Appreciation Club, Robotics Team, and MathCounts.

Clubs and Academic Teams
14

Average class size in Middle School is 14, which is much lower than the national average.

Class size
8:1

Low student to teacher ratio allows a student-centric learning environment.

Student:Teacher
2

Each grade takes 2 major field trips per year, including Washington D.C. and fossil hunting on the Peace River!

Field Trips
2

Beginning in grade 7, students are offered the opportunity to study abroad
for two weeks in Germany and Spain.

Global Exchange
60+

In addition to the five core courses, Math, Science, English, History, and world language, five elective bands offer each student choice and approximately 258-hours of essential and distinct learning each school year.

MS Electives

14

Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in a formal Middle School sports program or JV/Varsity team.

MS Sports Teams