Middle School Program

Grades 5th – 8th

A Focused Middle School Experience

Concordia’s middle school experience is an extension of the elementary classroom setting with small class sizes, multiage learning, rigorous curriculum adapted for personalized challenges and needs, and opportunities to be mentored and develop leadership and social emotional habits.

How do we approach learning?

Personalized learning at Concordia means students being appropriately challenged at their personal level whether that is at, below, or above the traditional level expected for a student at a particular age.

At the middle school level, this also means that students take more ownership of their learning through goal setting and making decisions on how they learn best.

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Students may need additional help in one subject while needing to be challenged academically in a different subject.

Concordia assesses the individual needs of a student and works with them to strive.

Curriculum

Concordia uses Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Washington State Social Studies Standards to guide each child’s personalized learning experience.

In conjunction with Summit Learning, we use Illustrative Math as our middle school math curriculum. Summit provides project based units and content that we adapt for our own setting and students.

Summit Learning

Summit Learning is a program that takes personalized learning to a new level with student ownership, real world project based learning, the teaching of habits of success, and holding students accountable to critical thinking and cognitive skills.

Instead of simply memorizing information, students are given the time, support, and resources they need to master new material and apply what they’ve learned before moving on.

Teachers see the day-to-day progress of each student, enabling them to meet students where they need support and help students advance quickly where they are most engaged.

This approach ensures students don’t fall through the cracks.

Special Classes

In addition to the core subjects, students participate in classes taught by specialist teachers:

Fine Arts (Art and/or Music) – 2x/week

Physical Education – 2x/week

Bible Study: 4 times/week + Chapel 1x/week

Spanish: 2 times/week

Character: 2 times/month

Class Sizes & Multi-Age Learning

Rather than traditional grade levels, Concordia students learn in multi-age teams (20:1 Student: Teacher maximum, average 12:1).

This ensures that students develop relationships and community with peers at their social-emotional level, are challenged academically whether they are at, below, or above “grade level” expectations, and build self-confidence in a Christ-centered community.

Team Woodlands

Team Woodlands (5th-6th grade) – Ages 10-11:

Woodland students solidify who they are amongst many “individual trees” in the woodlands, build community with others, and experience the benefits of various relationships. Academically, this age group is also able to build better connections between academic content and the world around them.

Team Cardinals

Team Cardinals (7th-8th grade)– Ages 12-14:

Cardinal students will continue to solidify their foundation, use more critical thinking skills, and graduate their final year equipped to be independent and confident in the world outside of Concordia.

Additional Student
Experiences

Mentoring

Each middle school student is assigned an adult in the building to be a mentor. The mentors and mentees meet once a week for about 10-15 minutes to discuss how well the student achieved their goals, what is working well, what could be improved, and to discuss more about habits of success.

Leadership Opportunities

As the oldest students on campus, students have opportunities to interact with and lead the younger students during school community builders, service projects, and as serving as officers on our Student Council.

Sports

Basketball, track and field

Outdoor Education & East
Coast World Strides
Experience

Team Woodlands experiences a 2-3 night outdoor education experience with other Lutheran middle school students from around the Northwest. Team Cardinals go on a trip every other year to Washington DC, New York City, and Philadelphia to expand their learning experience.

Field Trips

Our middle school teams go on 4-6 field trips/year to expand learning. Field trips have included trips to Seattle Children’s Theater, Pike Place Market, Nordic Museum, bowling, bouldering, Burke Museum, Woodland Park Zoo, tide pooling, and more.

LEST (Lutheran Elementary
School Tournament)

Our middle school teams compete every spring at a tournement with other Lutheran schools in our region (WA, OR, ID, AK). Students compete in subjects such as: mathmatics, robotics, writing, art, science exposition, spelling, music, and more!

Building confidence, community, and academic

master through individual growth.

Wedgwood Campus

7040 36th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

(206) 525-7407

Lake City Campus (Temporarily Closed)

12509 27th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125

(206) 362-8143

Accredited
Certified

Washington State Board of Education Certified Private School