We recognize that Middle School is a time of exploration, so we’ve put in place a support structure that encourages students to push beyond their comfort zones but provides assistance and guidance.
Two deans—one for girls and one for boys—support each grade in our Middle School. These administrators serve as liaisons between faculty and parents, monitoring the academic, emotional and social well being of the students in their care.
Homework assignments, including tests and major projects, will be posted each day on subject or faculty conferences in the online Pace Google email account. Students should note assignments in their agendas at the end of each class; however, posts in the Google account will serve as helpful reminders. All students will be given an individual Google email account during the first week of school.
Our teachers open their doors by 7:45 a.m. every morning and provide extra help—assistance with classwork, test preparation, answers to questions—through 8:10 a.m.
Everyone needs a mentor, and our advisory program ensures that each student has a great one. In consistent one-on-one get-togethers, faculty advisors offer academic, social, and emotional counsel to help students navigate and celebrate middle-school milestones.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Our students bring different strengths into the classroom—that’s what makes school fun! But some need help capitalizing on those strengths. The ARC equips all students with the skills and tools they need to thrive in the classroom and provides targeted support for those with learning differences.
From binder organization and note-taking tips to peer tutoring, test prep and study strategies courses, our teachers and learning specialists create customized plans for success. Students visit the ARC of their own accord or through faculty referral, and may drop in before school, during recess, at specified times throughout the day or after school.
We know that children must feel loved, valued and respected in order to thrive, so our Middle School counselor partners with students, teachers and families to ensure students meet their potential in and out of the classroom.