Middle Form

Grades 4-6:  A Balance of Support and Independence

The Middle Form consists of key transitional years that not only prepare the students academically, but also provide them with the organizational, study and note-taking skills that will enable them to become independent and responsible as they eventually move into the Upper Form. The Middle Form gathers with the Upper Form as a community every Monday to pray, learn social skills, share news and ideas, problem-solve, and celebrate.   At least one Monday Meeting per month, alumni return to SEA speak to our boys about SEA memories and life lessons.  The community gatherings are rooted in the five core values of integrity, independence, responsibility, positive self-esteem and building community to develop strong character that will help students to make the best possible choices as they learn to navigate through life.

The small class sizes at Saint Edmond's Academy offer students the opportunity to interact with their teachers and collaborate with peers in a purposeful manner. Students in grades 6-8 lease iPads to learn, research, collaborate, write, create, and analyze as part of the 1:1 initiative. iPad carts are also available at every grade level leading up to grade six.

SEA's high academic standards ensure that even the most excelling student will be challenged.  Our dynamic curriculum of Integrated Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Science Lab, Spanish, Social Studies, and Religion are designed to inspire and challenge each and every student. Students are consistently assessed in Mathematics to determine placement and pacing in the Accelerated Math Program (every student at this level is accelerated by one year in Math) or Honors Math Program (beyond one year of acceleration).  The Reading program is also accelerated by one year in the Middle Form.  

Teachers work in collaborative teams to provide an integrated approach to learning.  Students learn in a differentiated environment where authentic learning is critical to the instructional approach. For example, students who are learning financial literacy as part of their Social Studies curriculum are part of a national online stock market simulation where students learn how to diversify funds, research stock choices and are responsible for investing a significant budget. 

At the same time, the program is highly personalized and support services are available, so that each child progresses at a pace appropriate to his developmental readiness. To support our middle form scholars in their academic and social development, a middle form guidance counselor and Andre Team are available to help.  The Middle Form years are a delicate balance of providing nurturing support and guidance to students while students learn independence and responsibility for themselves and their academic journey.



An Independent, Catholic Academy for Boys Grades JK-8 in the Holy Cross Tradition