Middle school is a time of significant change in students’ lives. At Southfield, they are guided by a veteran faculty and support staff who recognize the value of life lessons. Small group advisory meetings address current issues as well as relational topics to help students learn to live lives of excellence.
100% of 8th grade students taking Algebra I, Geometry, and French I, received high school credit.
The mathematics departments at Southfield believes in building a grounded, comprehensive mathematical framework that trains students to think logically and critically. Southfield’s mathematics program emphasizes problem-solving and develops critical thinking through practice of basic skills and understanding and communicating mathematical thinking and strategies. A range of courses is offered to meet the needs of all students. Gifted math students can begin to accelerate their mathematics in sixth grade through Accelerated Curricular Experience (ACE). ACE students may earn Algebra I and Geometry high school credits. Most students can gain high school credit in Algebra I in the eighth grade. Our math program ensures students are learning and absorbing the critical information they need to succeed in both high school and college mathematics.
Foreign Language (French & Spanish)
Beginning in fifth grade, students have the option to take Spanish. Students develop oral comprehension and written expression. By the end of eighth grade, reading and writing skills in Spanish are expanded to such a level that students are prepared for high school Spanish. Students have the opportunity to gain a high school credit in Spanish I.
Nine-week courses in art, digital art and design, drama, fencing (7th grade) and foreign language (5th and 6th grade) and writing craft (7th and 8th grade) all taught by specialists in their field enrich the lives of this age group.
Beginning in fifth grade, students have the option to take Spanish and ultimately can gain a high school credit in Spanish I.
Students learn the basics of this exciting and competitive sport that builds character and critical thinking.
Beyond the BooksSouthfield middle school students enjoy many opportunities to lead. Student Council, cheerleading, organized team sports, yearbook staff, and community service allow them to become well-rounded individuals. The middle school students support lower and preschool students through collaborative learning experiences. For example, preschool hosts a lemonade stand for the middle school students which teaches social interaction, mathematics and basic life skills.
Admissions Process for Middle School
Help secure your spot at Southfield School. Fill out and submit our online admissions application form, or download our paper application and submit it to the school along with a $50 application fee.
Call For Inquiry
Mail For Inquiry
The Assistant Head of School and/or Admission Director will interview the student.
The applicant will be scheduled to visit the school, and an admission test will be administered during that visit. Students are encouraged to take this time as a Shadow Day, where they will spend the day in the classroom, getting to know other students. Lunch in the cafeteria is included.
The applicant will need to submit a recommendation from a current teacher and submit a writing sample.