Monte Cassino Middle School provides a rigorous and developmentally-appropriate educational program for students of all faith traditions through the legacies of Benedictine instruction and Catholic values.
The Middle School continues the development of reading, writing, math and the sciences while continuing to ensure that students have access to classes such as foreign language, physical education, art and music, all of which are designed to prepare them for further study at the high school level.

Middle School at Monte Cassino is a chance for students to refine their intellectual interests while simultaneously developing leadership skills and social behaviors that will serve as a foundation for all future studies. Monte Cassino is committed to providing dedicated and qualified educators, which is why the majority of our middle school teachers have master’s degrees and have taught or are certified at the high school level.

Our Curriculum

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  • Fifth Grade

    The fifth grade serves as a transition year between the self-contained class structure of the Elementary School and the departmental nature of the Middle School.

    Students are exposed to a variety of programs and can begin to make decisions about where they would like to focus their studies. In addition to the core classes of reading, writing, math and science, students learn about moral and social development through their religion class, experience physical education and health instruction, take surveys of languages including French, Spanish and Latin, expand their artistic ability through art and music, and can experience extra-curricular activities like student council and Academic Bowl.
  • Sixth through Eighth Grades

    Honors classes begin at our sixth grade level and give students the opportunity to challenge themselves further in academic subjects in which they have shown great aptitude or interest. The program continues to add both depth and breadth to the student experience. Throughout their time in the middle school, students will have opportunities to engage in hands-on projects in the arts and applied sciences.

    Students who graduate from the middle school go on to Honor Roll status at local high schools at a 90% rate, and at least 50% score college ready in two or more of their core subjects on the Explore test, a precursor to the ACT.

    Monte Cassino School students are also offered additional instruction in math. A majority of students will complete Algebra before they enter high school, and Geometry is also available for the students that have exceeded these offerings. Students will also be well-prepared from a language perspective and will be ready for most Spanish II, French II or Latin II programs when they graduate.

Tutorial Session

Monte Cassino teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of all students, and have created an extension of the day for those students who would like to participate.  Middle School teachers open their classrooms every day from 3:05 – 3:30 to provide students with opportunities to check homework, ask additional questions, explore additional subject matters or spend extra time working with their peers. All students are welcome in any classroom!