Middle School

6th - 8th Grade

During these critical adolescent years, we provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which young teens can blossom. Caring, knowledgeable teachers provide excellent instruction and sensitive guidance to meet the unique needs of everyone in the middle school community.

Course offerings and extracurricular activities are varied and allow students to make choices that will best prepare them for high school and beyond.  

Middle school students are encouraged to recognize the value of service to others. These students assume leadership roles in supporting the church pantry and in raising scholarship money for children at our sister school in Haiti. Our student council, consisting of elected officers, is instrumental in raising money for local, national, and global efforts.

Middle School students pose for a shot in front of the school.

Middle School students pose for a shot in front of the school.

Students work on a STEM activity in the school Maker Space.

Students work on a STEM activity in the school Maker Space.

Middle school students work in a small group on a STEM activity.

Middle school students work in a small group on a STEM activity.

Middle School students work on their individual art work.

Middle School students work on their individual art work.

Middle School students dress up as American Revolution figures for the annual Wax Museum.

Middle School students dress up as American Revolution figures for the annual Wax Museum.

Middle School Students:

  • Give speeches for peers, teachers, and parents on a range of topics
  • Use digital mediums to create individual and group presentations
  • Attend a variety of cultural arts experiences across Kansas City
  • Plan St. Paul's community events, like Field Day and Annual Food Drive
  • Travel on grade-level trips across the U.S.

Core Curriculum

At St. Paul's, we're committed to building rigorous academic curriculum based on authentic, real-world problems and experiential learning. Students learn to construct effective arguments, ask complex questions, and develop innovative ideas across all core content areas.  Our curriculum fosters these essential life skills through a variety of techniques including Project Lead the Way and Project Based Learning. Learn more about the topics and themes explored in Middle School below.

Middle School Highlights

Whether it's through house council, service projects, or chapel program, Middle School students become active leaders in school-wide efforts. In addition, during these critical years, students are given space to develop their talents, travel with their peers, and explore the next step in their academic careers.