Antilles Middle School is an inviting, nurturing, safe place where human relationships are paramount and joyful classroom experiences promote in-depth learning and enhance physical and emotional well-being.
Teachers appreciate the developmental uniqueness of this age group, understand the curriculum they teach, and are prepared to support the learning needs of middle school students with effective instructional and assessment strategies.
The curriculum is challenging, integrative, exploratory and sensitive to the developmental readiness and interest of young adolescents. Middle school courses include Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, visual and performing arts, health and physical education.
Each day begins with morning meeting involving all members of the middle school community or a small advisory meeting. The daily schedule has five 45-minute class periods with an extended time set aside for the arts and physical education. Students also enjoy a 20-minute mid-morning break, 45-minute lunch and 20-minute academic assistance period at the end of the school day.
The School's advisory program ensures that each student has an adult advocate. At the beginning of the school year, advisors set to become well acquainted with advisees and continue to keep informed about the studentís academic and behavioral performance. Advisors provide guidance to students in negotiating school life and keep parents informed of their childís progress and challenges.
In addition to the academic program, Antilles Middle School students participate in community service projects, Interact, NJHS, student government, intramural and competitive sporting activities, Math Counts, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, school plays, musical performances and school-sponsored trips.