Middle School

Collaboration Meets Hands-On Experience

A key component of The Middle School Experience is the powerful relationship forged between teacher and student, as well as between peers. College-prep academics are balanced with a plethora of opportunities for social growth. Focused on critical thinking and creativity, our core Middle School curriculum emphasizes how to study, explore, research, and communicate effectively. 

Essential Components of The Middle School Journey

Individualized Education

Middle School Blogs

Interscholastic Sports

Personal Passion Project (P3)

The Middle School  provides authentic learning opportunities through hands-on explorations of topics in and out of the classroom.

Different from any Middle School around, our students engage in unique learning opportunities that are challenging, individualized, engaging, and student-directed. Students will spend their time at school wholly differently from anything they have encountered before. Core subjects taught include: 

An Individualized and Differentiated Program

  • Math and Science
  • Humanities
  • World Languages: French, Spanish
  • Art
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Physical Education/Wellness

Faculty members encourage, support and monitor the progress of each child, and maintain high expectations for academic and personal growth. Teachers come to know students as individuals with many talents and abilities, while also speaking honestly about areas of challenge. Faculty members establish a collaborative relationship with parents based on an understanding of early adolescence as a challenging but important stage in human development in which academic, personal, and social growth hold equal value in preparing students for future success.

Roycemore’s Middle School provides an educational home for young people to thrive, and opportunities for student success abound!

Advisory Programs
1:1 Chromebook Program

Self Development

The Middle School Shield program helps students look regularly and carefully at how well they embrace and exhibit our school’s core values of scholarship, integrity, community, respect, and compassion. Coupled with fun social outings to places like Navy Pier, Six Flags Great America, movies, or Millennium Park, Roycemore offers an environment where students feel a sense of belonging, and are supported to push outside their comfort zone and try new things.

Advisory Program

Our Advisory Program provides every student with a faculty advisor who serves as the primary point of contact for academic, social and emotional issues. The House system (think Harry Potter) groups students for fun, social competitions throughout the year striving to gain points to receive the Griffin Cup!

1:1 Chromebook Program

Our 1:1 Chromebook program supports both academic and social learning. Each student is given a carefully monitored Chromebook, which allows teachers to further differentiate curriculum and foster collaboration.

Introducing our new Middle School Head: Adrienne Floro

Following an exhaustive search with candidates from around the country and the globe, Adrienne Floro has been named as Roycemore’s next Middle School Head, commencing the 2020-21 school year.
Adrienne Floro served as the Middle School Principal for Chartiers Valley Middle School in PA until August of 2019. Prior to that she was the Assistant Middle School Principal and District Assessment Coordinator for Quaker Valley Middle School. Adrienne has been a fifth and sixth grade teacher, providing instruction in math, English language arts and social studies. Prior to moving from the classroom to school administration, Adrienne served as the Academic Specialist in the Quaker Valley School District serving the needs of gifted and talented students. She has a BS in Secondary Social Studies from Duquesne University, and an MA from Carnegie Mellon University in Public Administration. Adrienne was a finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year in 2012 and was named the Outstanding Middle-Level Administrator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Middle Level Educators in 2018-19.
Roycemore was very fortunate to have three strong finalists, however, Adrienne’s experience in advancing progressive educational practices, supervision of faculty, and knowledge of curriculum–plus positive reviews from faculty and students during her visit–culminated in her selection for the position.
About her appointment, Adrienne says, ” I am honored and privileged to be joining the Roycemore team. From my very first interaction with Roycemore, the personalized focus on each student was apparent. The close-knit, collaborative, and nurturing community of staff, students, and parents provide the perfect trusting and supportive environment to help students reach their fullest potential. I am so very excited to join the Roycemore family. I can’t wait to get started.”
We appreciate the involvement among many faculty, parents and students in the selection process. Adrienne will officially begin in her new role on July 1, 2020. Over the next six months opportunities will be sought to engage her appropriately and introduce her to the community to foster a smooth transition. She will be relocating from the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Our programs are what make Roycemore’s Middle School an amazing and engaging experience for each and every student. Read more in our Middle School Guide.