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6th - 8th Grade

Middle school is a time of personal growth and discovery. Students have the skills to nurture their academic strengths and interests, exploring complex ideas in all subject areas. Building on previous knowledge and skills, children can apply higher-level thinking to reach beyond the classroom. They analyze and question the world around them, as they prepare for high-school, college and careers. Equipped with a solid moral and academic foundation, students are ready to succeed.



English Language Arts

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Children read and write across a variety of genres. Using higher-level thinking skills, students interpret meaning, draw conclusions and make inferences. They plan, write and edit stories, essays and research papers. With a solid foundation in grammar and usage, students begin to develop their unique voice and style. Thoughtful discussions provide children an opportunity to express opinions, ideas and critiques. Our school uses the Holt Reader © program to support instruction.




Students build skills to solve algebraic expression and functions. Studying geometry, children learn theories and patterns to apply to real-world objects. They build a strong foundation in data science, exploring probability and statistics. As these skills evolve, children learn to apply correct strategies to a variety of problems. We use Big Ideas Math © tools to support learning.




Children build on knowledge developed in early grades. Science instruction exposes students to more complexity in biology, life sciences, physics, Earth sciences and technology. Students cover topics like matter, energy, motion, technology, biological systems, Earth cycles, space and more. They can apply knowledge to better understand technologies they experience in their daily lives.

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Children study civics, world regions, history, government and economics. Using critical thinking skills, they analyze complex issues that affect their communities and the world. Immersed in the continued study of American history, they understand their responsibilities as citizens and the values of American democracy.




Children study art, music, physical education and technology. We also offer electives to provide a well-rounded education.

College Credit Plus Program

We participate in the College Credit Plus program, which is a state-funded opportunity for students to receive college credit while enrolled in our school. The goal of this program is to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students.

This program is available to college-ready students in grades 7 and 8. Taking a college course from a public college or university is free, which means there is no cost for tuition, books, or fees. Taking a college course from a private college or university may cost extra. If accepted, our students can take courses offered in person or online by any public or participating private college or university.
For more information, click here to visit the College Credit Plus program website. Families can also contact the school for more information.

Somos más que lo académico

Corazones y mentes fuertes impactan al mundo de maneras sorprendentes. Virtudes como el respeto, la perseverancia, la compasión y el valor son esenciales  para lo que los niños necesitan para ser exitosos y una parte esencial de lo que enseñamos. Las hacemos parte de todos los días escolares. Esto ayuda a que los estudiantes aprendan la importancia de tomar buenas decisiones y hacer lo correcto en la vida. El enfoque moral está tan integrado en todo lo que hacemos que…

  • Hemos creado un currículo específicamente con el enfoque moral en cuenta.
  • Celebramos “la virtud del mes” todos los meses.
  • Nuestros estudiantes crean un contrato para su clase donde se ponen de acuerdo sobre como tratar a su maestro y a ellos mismos.
  • Los estudiantes son reconocidos y celebrados por como viven el enfoque moral todos los días.

Padre de NHA

¡El plan de estudios de enfoque moral es increíble! Mis hijos están aprendiendo cosas que estamos tratando de enseñarles en casa. Estas enseñanzas están siendo reforzadas aquí en la escuela de maneras divertidas y creativas.

Virtudes Mensuales

Insignia de Sabiduría


Usa el buen juicio para tomar decisiones

Insignia de Respeto


Trata a otros como te gustaría ser tratado

Insignia de Gratitud


Aprecia la amabilidad y generosidad de otros

Insignia de Auto-control


Maneja tus emociones y comportamiento para mantener la calma

Insignia de Perseverancia


Persiste durante las dificultades hasta que alcances tu meta

Insignia de Valor


A pesar del miedo, haz lo que tú crees que es lo correcto

Insignia de Motivación


Motiva a otros para que confíen en ellos mismos

Insignia de Compasión


Ayuda y cuida a otros durante sus tiempos de necesidad

Insignia de Integridad


Haz lo correcto, honorable y bueno

Preparing your child for a lifetime of success

See what happens when hard work, personal responsibility, and a nurturing school community combine to create one exceptional experience. Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, North Dayton School of Discovery is a school like no other—one that can lead your child to a lifetime of success.

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