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Middle School

Middle School

Our  Middle School program is designed to carry out BA's mission by helping young people in grades 6-8 acquire knowledge and skills through conversation, discovery, and deep understanding. We strive to inspire, in each student, a love of learning, self knowledge, and meaningful community membership.

During the middle grades years, students experience rapid growth intellectually, emotionally, and physically.  They gradually take ownership of the learning process, build relationships, and come to appreciate their own individuality as they prepare to take on the challenges of high school. Although the Middle School’s academic program is rigorous, our great expectations are fully aligned with the developmental capacities of our young students and fully supported by the close work and passion of our highly trained and experienced faculty.

Because Grades 6-8 represent a special period in the life of a child, the members of our faculty are not only discipline area specialists, but relationship specialists and adults who have dedicated their professional lives to working with our pre and young adolescent children. While teachers work to know students well enough to challenge them to their fullest intellectual potential, our balanced approach allows significant time for training the body and spirit as much as the mind.
Currently, Middle School students will have a homeroom, a leadership period plus 6 periods in their schedule with school hours of 8am-2:45pm. Due to the size of each grade, there will be two class sections with a maximum of 16 students per class. *Offerings are subject to change each year.

   GRADES 6 & 7    GRADE 8
  • ELA
  • Science
  • History
  • Math
  • Leadership
  • Spanish (2-3x per week)
  • Creative Writing (2x per week)
  • Art (2x per week)
  • P.E. (2x per week)
  • ELA 8
  • Science 8
  • Pre-Algebra OR Algebra I 
  • Global Studies 8
  • Leadership 8
  • Health/P.E.
  • Technology

The Middle School implements the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP Growth) assessments twice a year for 6th & 7th grade students as one of the many tools to assess students' achievement and growth in mathematics, reading, and language usage. The MAP assessments are a form of computerized testing that show individualized academic student growth throughout the school year. MAP provides teachers with accurate data and feedback to help individualize and modify instruction. Students in 8th grade will be given the opportunity to assess through the PSAT.

(Grades 5-8)
  • Football
  • Swim
  • Cross Country
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Cheer
  • Girls Golf
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Cheer
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Boys Tennis
  • Baseball
  • Softball

  • Core Values emphasis and recognition
  • Chinese New Year celebration
  • Cross-aged mentoring
  • Annual 9/11 tribute
  • Fall Festival
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Earth Day awareness activities
  • School wide pep rallies & assemblies
  • Overnight educational field trips
  • Community guest speakers
  • Scholarship presentations
  • Support community agencies through drives
    & volunteer opportunities; Friends of
    Caroline Hospice, CODA, CAPA, and HELP of
    Beaufort, Habitat for Humanity


While all students complete the same rigorous curriculum, we recognize some students with distinctive learning styles may need a few additional services in order to fully engage in a meaningful learning process, effectively utilize the best components of their distinctive learning styles, and productively pursue BA’s curriculum. Such services may be accessed through our learnings services department. 

To learn more about learning services at BA, click here. 

NOTE: Beaufort Academy does not create or accept Individual Educational Plans “IEPs” or other documents mandating special education plans.