The mission of Lakeside Middle School is to help students bridge the gap between the self-contained skills structure of the elementary school and the departmental specialized structure of the high school. We accomplish this by taking advantage of the natural relationships among subjects utilizing the team philosophy of education.
We recognize that preadolescents are especially sensitive to instructional surroundings. We, therefore, provide an instructional approach which is caring, supportive and affirms the worth and potential of every student.
In order to make good career decisions in late adolescence, the middle school student needs a wide variety of experiences. Therefore, in addition to our core curriculum, we provide an exploratory program in the related arts. We also focus on enhancing students’ technical knowledge and skills, while encouraging them to interact positively with their peers. Students participate in a variety of problem solving activities, which strengthen critical thinking skills and generate effective decision making techniques. The end result is an enthusiastic and confident adolescent eager to meet the challenges of high school.