Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Middle School convenes sixth, seventh and eighth graders. With Honor Above All as ourguiding principle, we seek to develop well-rounded young people in a safe and nurturing environment. The Middle School years provide the opportunity for our students to explore new areas of interest, as well as the chance to build upon the activities in which they are already involved.
These years are without a doubt one of the most influential times in a young person's life. During this time of development, young adolescents push boundaries, try on new personalities, and develop a better sense of self. Along this journey, social relationships gain greater importance. With so much change and growth, it is essential for all members of the community – teachers, students, coaches, and parents to help guide our students through the myriad of changes they will experience.
Middle School students are both supported but challenged throughout the core classes. All students take English, Math, Science, History/World Geography, a Modern or Classical Language, Physical Education (daily), and an elective (Band, Chorus, or Art). Academic teachers also serve as advisors to students, providing yet another avenue to support social and academic growth.
We engage students in a variety of community service activities both on and off campus in order to foster a sense of compassion and respect for others. In keeping with the mission of the school, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy's Middle School provides a holistic educational experience in "an atmosphere fostering moral character, respect, responsibility, and compassion."