Children of Middle School age are in dramatic change and require an environment which assists them in self-discovery and appreciates their high energy, humour and desire for self-determination.
The emphasis on academics is to gradually broaden, deepen and consolidate skills for the specialized learning of secondary school. This includes work skills and study habits.
At Matthews Hall, Middle School teachers are trained in their subject to provide the challenge which the students require. Socially, teachers seek to provide self-confidence and positive identity, to develop greater understanding of human relationships, to encourage realistic goal setting and to inspire social consciousness.
Each Middle School student is assigned a Teacher Advisor Group for mentorship and support.