Middle School

Core Curriculum

Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

World Languages

Health & Wellness

Innovation Institute

The Middle School’s Innovation Institute utilizes cutting-edge technology and classroom design to inspire creativity and invention. Students generate ideas in a design studio and fabricate their work in build spaces and robotics labs. 

Courses include: Computer Science & Coding, Design & Modeling, Circuits & Bots, Automation & Robotics, Engineering, Flight & Space, innovative Robotics, and Advanced Computer Science
 

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Middle school student with teacher

Building Community & Connections

At the core of the Middle School learning experience are the relationships we foster with students and families. Our goal is to build a community where students feel safe, valued, and recognized for their contributions. Balancing a whole-child approach to education with academic rigor, our learning spaces are designed to cultivate collaboration, spark imagination and create a receptive atmosphere for innovation. 

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

Enriching Education

In addition to core curriculum and Innovation Institute courses, Highlanders in 7th and 8th grades can participate in a variety of co-curricular activities. Here is a sampling of the variety of clubs and organizations available to students. 

Arts

Middle School students can follow their artistic passions in performing, visual, and digital arts with courses such as Digital Literacy, Orchestra, Musical Theater, Acting, Dance Technique, Drawing and Painting, Art Technique, and Video Production.

Athletics

Middle School students participate in a variety of sports teams including archery, volleyball, golf, tennis, football, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, track and field, cross country, softball, lacrosse, baseball, swimming and more.

Student Leadership

LHP’s Middle School provides several ways for students to hone their leadership skills, with the Highlander Heralds being one of the most prestigious programs. This group of 50+ students is dedicated to helping their peers, teachers, and community.

Clubs

Highlanders choose from 20+ student clubs, including MathCounts, Robotics, Future Problem Solvers, Philosophy, French Club, Environmental Club, National Junior Honor Society, and Dungeons & Dragons Club.

Experiential Learning

Learning opportunities extend outside of the classroom to unforgettable grade-level trips. 7th graders attend an overnight trip to Circle F Dude Ranch, and 8th graders travel to North Carolina for an adventurous week of team building and camaraderie.

To learn more about Lake Highland’s Middle School and schedule a personal tour, please contact Admission Specialist Gabby Solorzano at gsolorzano@lhps.org or 407-206-1900 ext. 1.