Washington Township

Public Schools | Sewell, NJ

Middle School Curriculum Overview

What Middle School Programs Distinguish Our School District?

  • An eight period instructional day designed to provide students with a quality education reflective of New Jersey Student Learning Standards.
  • A Student Learning Community approach to instruction designed to support middle school learners.
  • A Standards-Based approach to English Language Arts.
  • An articulated program of World Language instruction for grades 6-8 in which students elect to study either French, Spanish or German beginning in grade 6.
  • Technology Education exploratory offerings in Introduction to Technology and Engineering, Invention and Innovation in STEM and Engineering Our World.
  • An interdisciplinary Exploratory Arts Program in grades 6-8 which includes cycles of instruction in art, music, drama and performing arts and computer instruction and technology.
  • A comprehensive program of Music Instruction for grades 6-8 including chorus, band and orchestra.
  • Gifted and Talented programs including Humanities, Talented Art, Jr. Model U.N., Jr. Mock Trial, Current Events League, and National GeoBee.
  • The opportunity to pursue developmentally advanced academic programs in mathematics and science.
  • Intramural sports programs.
  • A range of extra-curricular activities to support student interests.
  • A Basic Skills program in math and ELA.
  • A student-centered School Counseling program including the availability of student assistance and substance abuse counseling.
  • Availability of four computer labs in each building to support keyboarding instruction, computer literacy instruction, and classroom research.
  • A full range of Special Education programming to meet student needs in the least restrictive environment.
  • An Instructional Media Center equipped with computer work stations, electronic card catalog, on-line databases, Internet access and a variety of printed resources to facilitate student research and support student literacy.