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Middle School

Middle School Years

Aspen Academy’s Middle School Program prepares students for the most demanding secondary schools, both public and private while inspiring students to strive to reach their full potential.

Aspen Academy's rigorous and imaginative Middle School curriculum culminates in a nationally-recognized and ground-breaking experience for our 8th graders in Entrepreneurial Leadership.

STEAM Lab Kite Project

5th and 6th Grade Studio Art Class have been collaborating with Science Teacher Ms. Cho and STEAM Coach Mr. Lazartic. In Ms. Cho's class students have been studying the physical mechanics of flight, focusing on how a kite flights. In the Art Studio students examined military code systems, such as morse code and navy signal flags, to create a message they wished to communicate that also included symmetry. Finally, Mr. Lazartic instructs them to use the STEAM Lab's 3D printer to create small figures which will be flown with the kite.


Middle school students work on an assignment in math class.Class schedules support optimal learning.

Block schedule with 80 minute core classes increases depth, breadth, and pace of subject study.

Lengthened class periods allow for a more integrated language arts program, the addition of financial literacy as a contextual learning extension in mathematics and the blocking of science and social studies which provides more frequent science labs and history simulations.

A student works on a mac computer in class.

At Aspen, we believe technology should be seamlessly woven into the learning process. To that end, we have built a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Lab to support and facilitate project-based and collaborative learning as well as interdisciplinary projects.


Middle school students perform an experiment in science class

Encourages educators to create learning opportunities to apply knowledge in real world and hands on experiences.

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Middle School News

From Business Plan to Reality
From Business Plan to Reality

8th grader Emily R. created a business plan for a line of spice blends in her Leadership Class that has now become a reality. Rudspice is now being sold at Savory Spice! Read full article on Westword

5th Grade Civil War Battle
5th Grade Civil War Battle

General Claire M. takes on General August H. in the 3rd Annual Aspen Academy 5th grade Civil War battle!

Middle School and the Stock Market
Middle School and the Stock Market

Tuesday, March 15th
Aspen parent, Peter Lengsfeld, talked to our 5th and 6th grade students about the stock market as they get ready to begin their six-week stock market experience. Click here to read more.

8th Grade Trigonometry
8th Grade Trigonometry

Tuesday, March 15th
Our eighth grade students used instruments similar to those used by ancient astronomers and travelers to measure heights of objects. Click here to read more.

5th Grade Scientific Problem Solving
5th Grade Scientific Problem Solving

Tuesday, March 15th
Our fifth grade science students worked together to retrieve a meter stick that was dropped through a storm drain! Through creative problem solving, our student engineers developed and practiced strategies to rescue the lost item.

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