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Junior High

A Superior Preparation for High School and Beyond

Ages: 12-14 years

The middle school curriculum is a rigorous two-year course of studies in science, health, mathematics, social studies, literature, and writing. The subjects are interrelated through themes organized in seven-week units, allowing for in-depth, interdisciplinary learning.

Dr. Maria Montessori described the adolescent phase of development as one of finding one’s place in the world and learning to contribute to it. All adolescent students provide weekly service work, either through on-campus or off-campus volunteering such as at the South Bend Center for the Homeless.

Students participate in many field trips, studying art in the museums of Chicago, learning firsthand about government during a week in Model UN in New York City, and studying  biology and the environment at the Great Smokey Mountain Institute in Tremont, Tennessee. All these experiences extend the learning that goes on in the classroom and help students connect to global and national communities.

High-school teachers tell us they find our graduates exceptionally well-prepared.  They stand out as organized, articulate, creative, and confident, and demonstrate the leadership skills MAEL fosters.

To view the Junior High curriculum, please click here.

If you would like to learn more about the Junior High program at MAEL, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.