The Middle School (grades 5-8) builds upon the solid foundation begun in the lower school. At this level, subject matter becomes departmentalized, while still guided by the Core Knowledge Curriculum. Dedicated faculty provide students with an in-depth learning experience in religion, literature, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and Spanish. Classes remain heterogeneous, except for math, where students are placed according to their ability and achievement.
In addition to the core subjects, programs in computer technology, visual and performing arts, health and physical education provide a well-rounded education for middle school students.
Each school day begins at 7:50a.m. with a homeroom period which includes prayer, pledge to the flag and daily announcements. Middle school students and faculty enjoy a mid-morning break - a time for snacks and conversation with one another.
At noon, students gather for lunch in the Lewis Hall Dining Room. Students have the option to bring lunch from home or purchase a nutritious meal prepared by the Rosarian chef.
Once the school day concludes at 3:00p.m., students may choose from a vast array of extracurricular offerings in which to participate. These activities range from interscholastic sports to games of strategy.
Rosarian Week, in honor of our namesake, Our Lady of the Rosary, is held during the first week of October. The week begins on a prayerful note as we gather as a community for the celebration of Mass. Families and friends join in the festivities mid-week as we host a delicious spaghetti dinner. The week concludes with Field Day, the students' favorite day of the year. Teams compete against one another for the coveted first-place trophy.
Middle school student engage in off-campus learning experiences appropriate to their course of study and age level. These include trips to the Kravis Center, science museum, St. Augustine, Kennedy Space Center, Sea World, and Washington, D.C.
Awards Assemblies are held at the conclusion of each quarter. Students are recognized for achievement in academics, athletics, and community service. The highest award, the St. Dominic Award, is bestowed at graduation to a student who exemplifies qualities of joy, service, leadership, and achievement.