The middle school experience at Huntington Christian School has been carefully crafted to develop all aspects of student life, from academics and social interactions to emotional well-being and spiritual maturity.
Our mission is that every middle schooler would leave Huntington Christian School prepared to live thriving lives in high school and beyond.
Building community is a critical part of the HCS middle school experience. Many students build friendships during these years that last for a lifetime. To serve this end, at the beginning of each year the entire middle school goes on a three day retreat—a favorite memory for many of our graduating students.
We are very intentional about making the middle school years a time of connection. New students will be assigned a student leader before the school year starts to introduce them to all of the teachers, find their locker and learn the “lay of the land”. Once classes begin, all new students are paired up with a “buddy” to make sure they have help throughout the entire school day. The second week of school, all of our middle school students attend ENGAGE, our annual bonding retreat. Students will:
1. Engage with God in group study sessions and times of solitude and
2. Engage with each other in lots of crazy, ice-breaker games and activities.
All of this happens in the first two weeks of school. To find out more, be sure to schedule a tour to see our middle school “in action”.
Yes, we have a Health and Development curriculum at HCS. Each grade level will address different topics. Physical development, digital citizenry/social media usage, and drug use/consequences are just some of the topics we cover. Parents are kept informed of upcoming topic discussions and may opt out as desired.
HCS maintains close relationships with staff and administration at most of the public and private high schools in the area, so that we can:
1. Make sure our curriculum is setting students up for success (and collaborate on any changes that might need to be made) and
2. Follow up with our students’ achievements in high school. We are proud to say that a majority of our HCS graduates confidently move on to the Honors and AP track in their high school of choice (public or private).