Middle School

Uniquely Whitefield

 

The middle school years are a time of exploration and discovery. Although the primary focus at Whitefield Academy is building a strong academic foundation during grades five through eight, extracurricular activities are also important in rounding out the experience of students during this period of rapid growth and development.

 

Wednesday Morning Clubs

Imagine stepping onto campus on Wednesday morning when our Middle School clubs are meeting. A group of students builds robots, almost ready for the next “bot war” where they hope their robot will come out on top. Another group gathers with upper classmen who are leading them in a Bible study, enjoying both fellowship and learning together. Fifth and sixth graders meet to rehearse a play that will be performed in the Louise Owens Theater later in the semester. Mrs. Thon’s room is full of students writing letters to Christians who are persecuted throughout the world.

 

Other Middle School Groups
While the arts and athletics are central to the extracurricular offerings in the Middle School, students may also participate in Boy Scout Troop 554, chess team, student government, science club, academic team, art club, fifth grade running club, or chapel committee. The National Junior Honor Society meets to plan an annual service project, providing an annual field day for the Atlanta Youth Academy. Many students travel off-campus together to provide tutoring to younger children at Walton Reserve.

 

Middle School Events
In addition to activities that meet throughout the year, special Middle School events include...

  • Middle School Fall Carnival, a time of fellowship and fun for the entire Middle School
  • Spring game night for fifth and sixth grades
  • Seventh and eighth grade dance
  • Fifth grade trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, building on science curriculum
  • Eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., enhancing students' experience of history at the nation’s capital
  • Math Olympics competition for grades five through eight, representing Whitefield against other local schools in a contest of mathematical prowess
  • Middle School Spelling Bee for grades five through eight, with winners going on to represent Whitefield in regional competitions