Middle & Upper School Programs
Tailored for different ages...

Middle School

Middle School years are challenging for all kids. For those who need or would benefit from additional help, the right academic setting is pivotal to their achieving success in school and beyond. They are years that witness considerable academic, emotional, and physical change. It can be a time of critical transition and transformation. The key to the success of the Parkmont Middle School program is the collaboration between families, students, and teachers.

Faculty members shepherd students through this time, focusing on the development of the emerging adolescent, and supporting each student with individualized guidance, reason, warmth and personal attention. Students who need additional help in specific academic or emotional areas will find a well-developed and successful support system in place for them.

Parkmont’s curriculum is designed to stimulate thinking and broaden perspective, to solve problems resourcefully, and to communicate effectively in speech and writing. As students advance towards high school, our goal is to enable them to take on the next phase of their education with a sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, and intellectual curiosity.

Middle School Schedule

Monday – Friday

English: 8:30 – 9:30
Announcements: 9:30 – 9:45
Main Lesson: 9:45 – 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30
Math: 12:30 – 1:30

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Advisory: 1:30 – 2:15
Afternoon Class: 2:15 – 3:30

Wednesdays

Activities/Trips: 1:30 – 3:30

Fridays

Advisory/Dismissal: 1:30 – 2:00

Upper School

Parkmont’s Upper School is an individualized environment where teachers work directly with students to build their self-confidence, cultivate their aspirations, and help them direct their own lives with success. We accept students where they are and calibrate goals individually. Students achieve both personal and relational success as they develop bonds with their teachers and other students.

Students work with their advisors three-times per week, covering academic and personal issues, as well as conversing on current events, and simply having fun. Advisors work closely with the student and his/her family to ensure that not only are their DC-required graduation credits met, but that electives are fulfilled to best satisfy the student’s development and interests. Seniors write a year-long “Petition” — an autobiographical document covering personal and educational challenges and successes, and future goals. Student also achieve 180 hours in their Internship each year.

Upper School courses are captivating and engaging. The average class size is 6-10. Students' day consists of Math, a Main Lesson class (2 hours), Reading Group, and an Afternoon class (extra-curricular activity.) Main Lessons in a typical year include: Chemistry, Geography, Autobiography, D.C. History, Projectiles, Health, Anatomy, World Religions, Scientific Discovery, Theater, U.S. Government, and more. Reading Groups, in which students gain both English and Social Studies credits, include topics such as Food Science, Comparative Government, and The Write Stuff.

Upper School Schedule

Monday – Friday

Math: 8:30 – 9:30
Announcements: 9:30 – 9:45
Main Lesson: 9:45 – 12:00

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays

Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30

Reading Seminar: 12:30 – 1:30
Advisory: 1:30 – 2:15
Afternoon Class: 2:15 – 3:30

Wednesdays & Fridays

Internships: 1:00 – 4:00

When you pair a strong, individualized, dynamic academic program with our nurturing advisory program, our students experience amazing results.