Built on the cornerstone of outstanding educational standards, Beth Emet Middle School continues our tradition of excellence in academics, student empowerment, Jewish values, and accountability. With an advanced, integrated curriculum that develops critical thinking skills, creative expression capabilities, and self-esteem, students are challenged to think, reason, and problem solve independently.
Core Classes include Language Arts, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, STEM, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning, and students have a choice of two electives per year.
At a glance, our Middle School offers:
- Accredited, challenging academic programs
- A low student-teacher ratio
- Access to our 3D-virtual reality zSpace lab
- Clear Touch Technology in every classroom
- Personal laptop for each student
- Professional, state-certified teachers with advanced degrees
- Hebrew (as a second language), Judaic Studies and Jewish History instruction
- An atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, with a focus on personal ethics and spiritual growth
- Complementary Temple Membership for all Middle School families
- Completion of 6th and 7th grade Religious School attendance requirements. Bar & Bat Mitzvah mentoring not included
- The building of a strong Jewish identity, values, and bond with the State of Israel
- Encouragement of social action and promotion of participation in the community, with opportunities to develop leadership skills and good citizenship qualities
Students are immersed in the practice of a growth mindset: the power of believing you can improve. Our school culture motivates students to actively learn, and empowers them to advocate for themselves. Throughout the Middle School experience, students are provided with the opportunity to challenge themselves, to develop independence, and prepare for high school.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.1 Beth Emet Middle School implements an integrated SEL program to teach students so they are able to gain the most out of each of the five competencies laid out by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emonial Learning (CASEL) organization.
These include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. It is our goal to have our students develop a healthy sense of the five competencies. With daily implementation, students learn to reduce stress and optimize the learning capacity of their brain. They also learn about the science behind these brain functions, in order to truly put into practice strategies that will help them throughout their lives.