The AEL Middle School is a vibrant environment in which students actively explore their identities as learners and develop strong foundational skills that “empower them to develop into self-aware, confident, innovative and collaborative change-agents committed to honoring diversity and enhancing their world.”
Self-aware and Confident
Students learn through hands-on, independent and collaborative tasks that allow them to apply acquired and practiced skills in new and novel contexts. Teachers directly and indirectly ask students to transfer skills and learning from one unit to the next and from one class across to another. This active learning approach creates a lively and challenging setting in which students can become independent, critical thinkers.
Innovative & Collaborative Change-agents
Students lead in all aspects of our middle school community, extending classroom inquiry, developing projects, interacting with classmates across the campus, the city, and the world. Beginning with more structured and scaffolded opportunities, students identify ways that they can take action through student-led assemblies, spirit weeks and service projects.
Honoring Diversity and Enhancing their World
Students connect with each other, with our community, and with the greater world through inquiry and reflection. Every day is an opportunity for students to embrace a new experience and develop deeper skills on their journey to becoming independent learners.
"In our school, you will find that you will be embraced for what makes you unique, and you’ll also find many opportunities to connect with people around you who share commonalities. We are a community, and we hope you can join us."
Ms. Megan Maher
Here you can download the Middle School handbook. This document is the ultimate guide for all students, parents and guardians.
It includes our academic program, school policies, protocols, and expectations.