The first day of school for STS Middle Schoolers happens away from school! Faculty and students challenge themselves and each other with special outdoor activities at Bellevue Challenge Course.
The whole day will be devoted to team challenges, allowing students and faculty to experience pushing their boundaries in a safe, fun, active, and adventure-filled environment. This program will happen rain or shine!
The STS Middle School Program has a truly unique approach to health education. Along with addressing health topics in science, Life Skills, Advisory, and Physical Education classes, each year our week-long health fair is held. This experience goes for several days and is composed of compulsory classes and electives, allowing students to choose topics of interest, as well as opportunities to work with students in other grades. Workshops, field trips, seminars, and presentations will be led by teachers and staff, as well as school parents and outside experts.
At STS we know that rites of passage are essential and add meaning and depth to adolescent lives. Graduation offers our 8th Graders an experience of significant intensity, with the students themselves, rather than visiting guest speakers, taking center stage as they deliver personal speeches with passion and poise. The emphasis is on service, leadership, self-reflection, and journey. Graduation connects to the 8th Graders’ service learning experiences that develop into a project with a final exhibition. This service will reflect on the notion of citizenship founded upon understanding local, national, and global responsibilities, also celebrating life as an adventure with challenges, joys, and accomplishments.