Our Mission for Middle School
Community School of Davidson's mission is to create an innovative middle school where: Teachers, students, and parents work together to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive community of learning.
Students are intrinsically motivated as lifelong learners through hands-on teaching, an integrated curriculum, and real world experiences including internships and community service.
Teachers are empowered and encouraged to teach to the needs of each individual student.
Advisors accept responsibility for individual student success, and to that end, they develop strong relationships with students to encourage their pursuit of aptitudes and interests.
Students actively participate via town meetings and such to create and maintain a school atmosphere that is positive, inclusive, and conducive to learning.
We will create an exceptional education alternative that is accessible to all families in our area.
Our Academic Program
Our middle school developed out of a shared community belief that all students are entitled to a school environment that supports their intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs as they experience the many changes brought on by early adolescence. Developed as the natural progression from the elementary program, our middle school continues the foundation laid, utilizing educationally sound ideas, such as:
Individualized, differentiated instruction
Small class size
Developmentally appropriate practices
Multi-disciplinary, integrated curriculum that is relevant, challenging, and exploratory
Active, hands-on learning and problem-based approach to hands-on learning
Our Middle School Structure
Our middle school has devised a unique structure that meets the developmental and academic needs of our students. Although students do change classes, our block schedule allows for longer periods of time, which enables students to delve deeper into content areas. We offer a variety of courses, including required classes and student-selected choices. Students stay in a 3-year “loop” with core teachers and the same group of students.