The transition to middle school is marked by increased opportunities, as well as increased expectations and responsibilities. Having been accustomed to a “one-teacher” classroom environment in elementary grades, students in 6th – 8th grades now have more peers and teachers to relate to throughout the school day, as well as increased academic responsibilities and opportunities for personal expression and interests. 

The middle school years also mark the movement from childhood to adolescence for students, including physical growth and maturity, an increased focus on peer relationships, a developing independence, and a greater interest and involvement in extracurricular activities.

We believe it is vital to point middle school students to their identity in Christ as we assist each student in building a sense of belonging and confidence as an image bearer of God.

Middle school students participate in enrichment subjects and seminar classes with their grade-level peers. Enrichment classes in recent years have included:

  • Peacemaking
  • Servant Leadership
  • Health
  • Theology
  • Outdoor Education
  • Computer & Presentation Skills
  • Study Skills & Organizational Habits
  • Structure & Style in Writing
  • Spanish

Middle school students also choose a yearlong fine arts elective. Fine Arts elective options in recent years have included: 

  • Choir
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental Band
  • Visual Art

Each trimester, middle school students have the opportunity to choose an additional elective, such as:

  • American Sign Language
  • Chess
  • Puzzles & Logic 
  • Publications & Journalism 
  • Robotics 
  • Study Hall

Additionally, in the spring trimester, students are invited to participate in our annual Shakespeare play as actors, set designers or stage crew.

Athletics

Athletic opportunities assist in training children to practice Christ-like attitudes and exhibit godly character through the use of athletic gifts in a competitive team setting. Redeemer School offers the following team sports during the school year:

Fall sports
Co-Ed Cross-Country / Co-Ed Soccer / Girls’ Volleyball

Winter sports
Boys & Girls Basketball / Cheerleading

Spring sports
Co-Ed Track & Field / Boys’ Tennis

Special Events

Middle school students enjoy special privileges and responsibilities, as well as the ability to engage in unique off-campus learning experiences, including:

  • Retreat at Merriwood Christian Camp in Clemmons, NC;  
  • Alumni Students and Parents Forum on High School Selection/Applying
  • Middle school-only chapels
  • Shakespeare Festival
  • 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
  • 7th grade trip to Colonial Virginia
  • 6th grade trip to Coastal North Carolina

We believe middle school students are capable, as maturing boys and girls, to lead by example at Redeemer School. Their godly example glorifies God and encourages others who look at their example: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)

The transition to middle school is marked by increased opportunities, as well as increased expectations and responsibilities. Having been accustomed to a “one-teacher” classroom environment in elementary grades, students in 6th – 8th grades now have more peers and teachers to relate to throughout the school day, as well as increased academic responsibilities and opportunities for personal expression and interests. 

The middle school years also mark the movement from childhood to adolescence for students, including physical growth and maturity, an increased focus on peer relationships, a developing independence, and a greater interest and involvement in extracurricular activities.

We believe it is vital to point middle school students to their identity in Christ as we assist each student in building a sense of belonging and confidence as an image bearer of God.

The curriculum for Redeemer School students is uniquely created, relying upon guidance from the Holy Spirit and a committee of teachers and parents. Resources used include The Original Homeschooling Series by Charlotte Mason, curricula from several Childlight Schools, Teaching Children by Diane Lopez, and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

Sixth Grade Curriculum Overview

Seventh Grade Curriculum Overview

Eighth Grade Curriculum Overview

Middle school students participate in enrichment subjects and seminar classes with their grade-level peers. Enrichment classes in recent years have included:

  • Peacemaking
  • Servant Leadership
  • Health
  • Theology
  • Outdoor Education
  • Applied Theology and Testimony
  • Computer & Presentation Skills
  • Study Skills & Organizational Habits
  • Structure & Style in Writing
  • Spanish

Middle school students also choose a yearlong fine arts elective. Fine Arts elective options in recent years have included: 

  • Choir
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental Band
  • Visual Art

Each trimester, middle school students have the opportunity to choose an additional elective, such as:

  • American Sign Language
  • Chess
  • Puzzles & Logic 
  • Publications & Journalism 
  • Robotics 
  • Study Hall

Additionally, in the spring trimester, students are invited to participate in our annual Shakespeare play as actors, set designers or stage crew.

Athletics

Athletic opportunities assist in training children to practice Christ-like attitudes and exhibit godly character through the use of athletic gifts in a competitive team setting. Redeemer School offers the following team sports during the school year:

Fall sports
Co-Ed Cross-Country / Co-Ed Soccer / Girls’ Volleyball

Winter sports
Boys & Girls Basketball / Cheerleading

Spring sports
Co-Ed Track & Field / Boys’ Tennis

Special Events

Middle school students enjoy special privileges and responsibilities, as well as the ability to engage in unique off-campus learning experiences, including:

  • Retreat at Merriwood Christian Camp in Clemmons, NC;  
  • Alumni Students and Parents Forum on High School Selection/Applying
  • Middle school-only chapels
  • Shakespeare Play
  • 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
  • 7th grade trip to Colonial Virginia
  • 6th grade trip to Coastal North Carolina

We believe middle school students are capable, as maturing boys and girls, to lead by example at Redeemer School. Their godly example glorifies God and encourages others who look at their example: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12)

“Redeemer has given our children a God-inspired lens through which to view the world. They soak in rich literature, learning about the world around them, past and present. They give careful attention to God’s creation, seeing His design in each leaf and ladybug. They engage with God’s Word, learning about God’s character and molding their own. We are so thankful for the lifelong foundation Redeemer is building.”

The Pfeiffer Family