This retreat offers time for eighth graders to contemplate the aspects of relationships.
Middle School Home
Driven by “what’s best for students,” teaching and learning in the OES Middle School foster connections and cultivate creative and critical thinking. Because the Middle School years are a time of great transition, the OES Middle School creates a learning environment where students can take risks and feel supported by the community.
NEW THIS FALL: No textbook purchases are required by families. All Middle School books and class materials will be provided by OES.
Students in the Middle School experience:
- A focus on community through our grade level advisory program and experiential class trips that range from learning outdoor skills at Mt. St. Helens to bringing plays to life at the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
- An inquiry-driven curriculum where students are guided to craft thoughtful questions, respond constructively to setbacks, and share what they have learned with the community in every subject from history to science.
- An emphasis on student wellness and mindfulness through Health and Wellness classes to thoughtful counseling programs for academic and social/emotional needs.
Through programs such as advisory, morning Gathering, and Community Engagement, teachers connect with students and offer them academic and social, and emotional support.
OES students apply their power for good by addressing hunger in our community.
Coaches influence our children's lives in many ways. Hear from two of OES's longest-serving coaches.
Middle School students went on overnight trips this week to learn more about themselves, each other, and the great outdoors.
Students learn about testable questions and lab safety in 7th grade science class.