Middle School

Middle School Science Students Performing an Experiment

Our academics, partnered with a focused leadership development sequence, prepare students for the most demanding secondary schools. Students thrive as they build lasting relationships with peers and teachers through small class sizes and a community focus. Aspen Academy intentionally and consistently cultivates:

  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Collaboration Across Networks
  • Agility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
  • Effective Oral and Written Communication
  • Accessing and Analyzing Information
  • Curiosity and Imagination


Welcome to the Middle School! After 13 years in the classroom and the last six years here at Aspen Academy’s Middle School, I am thrilled to be the Middle School Director of this vibrant, kind, and amazing community. I look forward to continuing to support our students’ learning and the work of our talented and caring teachers in this new role. Our Middle School teacher team has a combined experience of teaching well over 10,000 students. I know that we, as a school community, recognize how exciting and important these adolescent years are and how we can support them and make each student feel a deep sense of belonging.

We support them in our intentional approach to leadership development, building their strengths and awareness of those strengths to make the greatest impact in their home and community. Our academic program is challenging, integrated, and engaging. We promote learning not just in the classroom, but with real world experiences and project-based lessons. The
successful Middle School student isn’t just a student who will succeed in High School, but will succeed inside and outside the classroom and be prepared for life. We can’t wait to work with you all as part of this journey.



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Exploring the Winter Olympics with STEAM
Kelly Thatcher

For the past few weeks, Olympians from around the world have been showcasing their talent, courage, and grit at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. They’ve captured the attention of so many and given us some wintertime entertainment. At Aspen Academy, the entertainment has turned into a learning opportunity for our STEAM Classes led by our new instructor, Mrs.Thatcher.

  • middle school
  • STEM
Creating an Interactive Classroom with Rube Goldberg Machines
Jessica Cho

For the past couple of weeks, my classroom has looked a little different with no desks or chairs or any looks of a classroom, simply just machines made of various types of materials and items. My 6th graders have been exploring the “Six Simple Machines” and the laws of physics by creating their own Rube Goldberg Machines.

  • middle school
  • Science
coffee mug with "What Good Shall I do this day?"
Jennifer Gravlee

On Monday, January 17th most businesses and schools will be closed and citizens are encouraged to use it as a day of service in honor of Dr. King’s life. Check out these suggestions for ways you and your family can serve others during the day (or any time).

  • Lower School
  • middle school
  • Service Learning
January Traditions
Aspen Academy Contributors

Each month brings new and important traditions. Here's more about the January traditions we are looking forward to celebrating with our community

  • Community
  • Lower School
  • middle school
  • traditions