Our private middle school program develops 5th through 8th grade students into independent thinkers who aren’t afraid to take intellectual risks.
Lifelong Learners in the Making
Middle School at Action Day pairs highly revered academics with interest-driven enrichment. Students begin a rotating schedule with subject-specific teachers and enjoy fun, collaborative instruction that generates excitement for learning and prepares them for high school and beyond.
Educational experiences are tailored to individual strengths and areas of growth. Small class sizes help teachers build a strong bond with each student to provide personalized challenges and support.
Our comprehensive curriculum prepares students for success with real-world applications across subjects. Exciting enrichment programs allow students to dedicate time to the activities they enjoy most.
Students actively participate in school events and cross-curricular activities, fostering a close-knit community where they learn how to make a positive impact.
Middle School Curriculum
We introduce advanced literary concepts, model strategic close-reading and analysis skills, and guide students toward a deeper exploration of language and literature.
Writing instruction focuses on elements of academic writing, including rhetorical devices, research, MLA format, and purposeful use of style and syntax. Lessons include:
- Reading Comprehension (mixed genres)
- Literary Analysis
- Composition (research papers, essays)
- Editing & Proofreading
- Grammar & Mechanics
- Research & Digital Literacy
- Media Literacy
- Public Speaking
What to Expect in Middle School
Calendar & Schedule
5th graders are introduced to a rotating class schedule with multiple teachers for the first time. As students progress through Middle School, their schedules change slightly from grade to grade.
- School Hours: 8am – 3pm, early dismissal Wednesdays at 2pm
- Options for Extended Care
View and download the Action Day Elementary School 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.
Life at Middle School
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At Action Day, learning goes beyond academics. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and talents through our athletics and elective enrichment programs. These activities enhance the learning experience and build community among peers.
Active minds benefit from active bodies. We offer fall and spring athletics programs with a “no cuts” philosophy that gives every student an opportunity to compete. Go Wildcats!
Expand your interests. Electives extend learning beyond the core curriculum and encourage students to uncover unique passions and talents. We offer stimulating subjects like speech and debate, coding, lego robotics, Spanish, and more.
Action Day Additional Programs
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Action Day Programs
Birth – 2 years
Your baby will be assigned a primary caregiver to tend to their needs and create a safe and loving environment that feels like home.
2 – 5 years
Busy preschoolers explore classrooms at their own pace, with lessons that balance new skills with social growth.
TK – 4th grade
Students dive into academic subjects with a hands-on, interactive approach that uses creativity and critical thinking to build confidence.
5th grade – 8th grade
Students begin a rotating schedule with multiple teachers, exciting electives, and more enrichment programs built into the curriculum.