An effective middle years program is designed around the unique developmental needs of early adolescents (11-14 year olds). Because the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of this age group are different from either early years or senior years students, a customized educational program is necessary. The middle school program provides a bridge between the early years program and the senior years program. The middle years program builds upon the early years program for younger children and prepares them for the senior years program.
In May 2006, a discussion paper titled, “Pathways to Success: A Planning Framework for Educational Renewal and Sustainability in Mountain View School Division” was released. It focused on re-defining the organizational structure of schools to enhance teaching and learning opportunities for all and to create learning environments which support early years, middle years and senior years philosophies.
Click on the links below to learn more about the middle years philosophy and middle years programming in Mountain View School Division.