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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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
candle lighting darkness
Aspen Academy Academic Directors

We are so looking forward to Spirit Week next week and all the upcoming holidays celebrated within our community, and we would like to formally wish all a happy holiday season – acknowledging a Happy Hanukkah, the November celebration of Diwali, a Happy Kwanzaa, and a Merry Christmas. We have loved seeing the recognition and honoring of various cultural traditions acknowledged and integrated into academic lessons, games, reading, and guest speakers.

  • Diversity
  • Lower School
  • middle school
From S.T.A.M.P. to S.I.L.C.
Jessie Skipwith and Student S.I.L.C. Club Members

Everything begins and ends with our core values here at Aspen Academy; to Be Kind, Do Good, Work Hard, and to Make the World Better. Our 7th and 8th grade students are leveraging their voice to passions to make this happen and bring these values to life. Learn more from Mr. Skipwith and student leaders in this blog!

  • DEI
  • Diversity
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • middle school
students sharing thoughtful praise for colleague's work
Susan Perkins

In 6th grade Communication and Literacy, we celebrate daily with high fives, shout outs (acknowledgements), and personal notes either on the work or to the student. But best of all, Writing and Reading Celebrations occur at the end of some of our units. 

  • communications
  • language arts
  • literacy
  • middle school