Middle School Curriculum
"Middle school is full of emotional change. By building bridges between school, home, and community, students develop skills important to healthy adolescent development." - Jason Rubel, EHMS Principal
Young adolescents discover and develop diverse interests and grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The combination of a secure environment and knowledgeable staff nurtures that development through academic challenge and creative stimulation.
Students receive the personal attention necessary to encourage habits of good citizenship through an average class size of 25 and a student/staff ratio of 12:1. Core subjects of math, science, reading, writing and social studies are team-taught in uninterrupted blocks of time in a true middle-school format. Students benefit from the wide variety of exploratory classes in world language, practical and fine arts, music, health, physical education, and computer technology. Special enrichment and support programs are available for students who learn at their own pace.
Middle Years Programme
All of our middle schools are fully-authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme schools. The MYP is available to all students in grades 6-10 and provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum framework. The curriculum is designed around eight subject groups: language acquisition, language and literature, individuals and societies, mathematics, physical and health education, and design. The units of study begin with a guiding question, through which students can connect their learning to the world outside the classroom. The Programme requires students to participate actively and responsibly in preparation for their life in an ever-changing world.
In addition, West Hills Middle School houses our newcomer's English Language Learners program, and East Hills and Bloomfield Hills Middle Schools offer a Deaf and hard of hearing program.
A wide variety of clubs and athletics is available to all BHS middle school students and vary annually depending on student interest. Recent studies suggest that participation in such activities enhances a student's scholastic ability. We teach the Common Core State Standards for math and English Language Arts and the Michigan state standards (content expectations) for all other subject areas.
Clubs & Athletics
- Honors Band
- Computer Club
- Honors Choir
- Math Counts
- Science Olympiad
- World Language
- and more!