Specializing in the Middle School Mind....

Overview

Monsignor James Haddad Middle School offers a comprehensive three-year academic program, which will prepare a student for high school. The curriculum follows the Archdiocese of Boston Curriculum Standards as well as the Massachusetts State Curriculum Standards.

Teachers work together by grade level to coordinate their curriculum. This enables them to better coordinate activities within and between the various subject areas supporting the school’s philosophy of an interdisciplinary approach to learning . Reading, writing, and oral presentation are emphasized by all subject teachers.

The classroom experience is characterized by experiential, theme-based, authentic lessons, which are delivered by a staff trained in differentiated instruction. Teachers' lessons reflect the different learning modalities and styles of their pupils. The classroom environment supports an appreciation and sensitivity to the diversity among individuals and maximizes faith development and academic achievement.

Whenever possible, subject material is reinforced through field trips. These trips stamp an impression in the students’ minds and help bring to life what is discussed in the classroom. In the spring, all students participate in an Exploratory Week.

Grade six students "Explore Boston" through curriculum related adventures.

Grade seven students travel to Philadelphia and Gettysburg.

Grade eight students visit Washington D.C.