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Middle School Experience

As they navigate the emotional, physical, and social transition from childhood to adolescence, we prepare our students to make responsible choices, be of service to others, and develop in all ways as concerned citizens of their community and the world at large.

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The Middle School Day

7:55 am - 3:15 pm

Students may arrive as early as 7:30 am. Our After School Company provides supervision from 3:15 to 6:00 pm each school day. Families are invoiced at a rate of $5.00/hour for the time their student(s) participate in After School Company. 

Teachers are available for one-on-one extra support daily from 3:15 to 3:45 pm. 

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Additional Middle School Activities

  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Blue Literary Magazine
  • National Geographic Geography Bee
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee 
  • MathCounts Team
  • AMC Math Competition
  • Scholars’ Bowl
  • Essay Contests
  • Student Council 

Time to Explore

Current Middle School Explore Class Offerings

  • Aquatic Fitness (Swim Club)
  • Art
  • Bath Chemistry
  • Beginning Bullet Journaling 
  • BLUE Literary Magazine
  • Candle Making 
  • Carol Choir
  • Chess Games
  • Critical Cinema
  • Cross-stitching 
  • Digital Photography 
  • Drama
  • Fencing (Wichita Fencing Academy)
  • Folk Stories & Fairy Tales 
  • Garden to Table
  • Growth Mindset
  • Guitar 1
  • Gym Games
  • Healthy Living Through Nutrition 
  • Intramural Scholars' Bowl
  • Life Skills
  • Making Magic with Harry Potter
  • Math Study Hall
  • Puzzle Detective 
  • Robotics
  • Rocket Science
  • Running Club
  • Soccer Scrimmage
  • Spanish Study Hall
  • Stock Market Game
  • Strength & Conditioning 
  • Strummin' and Drummin'
  • Typing Club
  • Upcycled Art
  • Writing One Act Plays
  • Youth Entrepreneur 
  • Zumba

Athletics

Participating on an Independent sports team is a hallmark of the Middle School experience with more than 90 percent of our Middle School students choosing to join one of our many teams. Sports opportunities begin in 6th grade at Independent with a wider array of sports available for 7th and 8th grade students. Because Independent has a no-cut athletics policy, every student can participate in any sport he or she chooses.

Athletics

STUDENT LIFE

We encourage students to become involved in a variety of opportunities to further develop their talents and support their personal growth.  

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