Understanding the characteristics of the middle level learner, Memorial Middle School believes:

  • Opportunities for developing and building self-esteem must be provided.
  • Dignity and respect for the uniqueness of each learner is acknowledged. Enrichment should be an integral part of the total curriculum to maximize student achievement.
  • All students deserve academic challenges that acknowledge a variety of learning styles.
  • Interdisciplinary teaming and the development of thematic units provide lifelong learning experiences.
  • A continuum of learning exists among elementary, middle, and high schools.
  • The integration of technology provides the learner with the skills necessary to compete in the Information Age.
  • A community of learners is developed through the efforts of teams of teachers and students.
  • Teachers as facilitators in the classroom produce autonomous learners.
  • Cooperative learning promotes an individual's responsibility to a group.
  • A safe environment creates a sense of belonging.
  • Respect for self and others develops good citizens.
  • Parents and the community should contribute mutually in the success of the school.
  • Through the implementation of these beliefs, Memorial Middle School creates a culture which best prepares students for the future.