Experience a private, Christian middle school education where students are empowered to take ownership of their learning.
Middle school is a big step in each student’s journey. It’s a time to explore individual gifts and begin to understand God’s plan for their lives. It’s also a critical time to create good study habits and self-discipline in preparation for high school and everything that lies ahead.
Do you have questions about middle school?
Discover how we can help your child learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually. Please reach out to Daniele Ott, Director of Admissions & Community Relations, at (206) 364-7777.
A Day in the Life
Flexible Start Time
At Shoreline Christian, our day begins with a flexible start. Students may arrive anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Those arriving earlier have time to catch up with their friends, get extra help from one of their teachers, or spend some quiet time before they start their day.
We run an 8-period schedule which allows our students the opportunity to meet all of their required classes with the option for electives and other opportunities. We use a modified block schedule. Some classes are longer and some shorter. Longer periods allow more time for hands-on science labs, art projects, and project-based learning. Middle schoolers take science, math, ELA (English), social studies, art, Bible, P.E., choir, orchestra, and have the option to take a study skills class.
Our courses build foundational knowledge. Students deepen their understanding of the Bible and biblically-sound life skills in conjunction with service opportunities.
LANGUAGE ARTS & LITERATURE
Our teachers focus on rigorous grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills that are critical for success in high school and college. In addition, students explore reading and writing in many forms: novels, biographies, dramas, short stories, poetry, and more.
Our students take foundational math in grades 6, 7, 8 with the goal being to provide a strong, solid foundation to prepare for high school. Some students are invited to advance into high school math in 8th grade if they need additional challenges.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)
We believe middle school students need to move. Our students take P.E. for the entire year, and they have P.E. as much as they have science or math. Giving students a chance for physical activity (and fun!) during the school day helps them to learn in their other classes.
We celebrate creation and stewardship by exploring our environment, plants, animals, bacteria, the universe, planets, chemistry, and physics. Experiments, labs, and projects are an integral part of introducing, illustrating, exploring, and reinforcing concepts.
Geography surveys the world’s people, cultures, and environments with in-depth study of Asia, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. United States History integrates civics with the study of U.S. History from exploration and the Colonial Period through WWII and beyond. Students also study World and PNW History.
Students are given time during the school day to work on homework with the support of a teacher. This is also a chance to work on group projects and study together. By tackling homework during the school day, more after school time is freed up for extra-curricular activities and family time.
Every Friday afternoon, our Secondary students have Charger Hour. This is an opportunity for students to choose a variety of elective classes. Some examples of Charger Hour include: French, chess, pottery, service & kindness, music appreciation, drama, creative writing, handball, and more.
Our middle school choir class provides young vocalists with chances to enhance their abilities in vocal technique, part-singing, sight reading, and diverse choral styles, nurturing their musical development.
The middle school orchestra class offers a space for instrumental musicians, both those with experience and beginners, to refine their skills in sight reading, scales, articulation, dynamics, basic transposition, and instrumental techniques, creating a supportive environment for their musical growth.
Middle school art classes are an essential component of our curriculum, introducing students to a diverse range of art mediums and techniques, including pen, watercolor, pastel, oil pastel, color pencil, acrylic paint, mixed media, printmaking, and clay. These classes provide a foundation in the fundamental principles of art and design while encouraging students to explore their creativity.
“Shoreline Christian School is a place where you will find teachers that challenge middle school students to learn and grow and a supportive community of parents.”
THE LIU FAMILY
Leadership Opportunities and Enrichment
Our chapel services offer a space for spiritual contemplation, revival, and motivation. They serve as a special time for us to reawaken our gratitude for the grace and redeeming love of Jesus Christ, our Savior. These weekly chapel gatherings are led by students, faculty, or guest speakers, with the Chapel Committee, a team comprising both students and faculty, organizing and overseeing each service.
We provide students with the opportunity and encouragement to take the lead in our chapel worship services. This encompasses various roles such as playing instruments in the band, singing, and spearheading interactive activities, fostering their active involvement and leadership in spiritual gatherings.
At Shoreline Christian, we celebrate academic, athletic, and citizenship achievements. We motivate our middle school students to courageously explore their gifts. Our school teams have actively taken part in the Shoreline Math Olympiad, Scripps National Spelling Bee, and National Geographic Bee.
Our middle school Wintermission is a unique, three-week program tailored to provide middle school students with the opportunity to delve into an array of subjects, including film, drama, dance, speech, scriptwriting, journalism, research, computer skills, Spanish, electronics, cooking, careers, fitness, logic, and more. The program features different topics each year, offering students a concentrated yet comprehensive exploration of subjects not typically included in our regular curriculum.
Our middle school field trips serve as enriching extensions of classroom, project, and laboratory activities. We incorporate cultural experiences, such as attending plays or performances to complement literature and language arts classes. To further enhance our students’ physical education curriculum, we also encourage exploration in activities like ice skating, bowling, rock climbing, hiking, and swimming.
Our Middle School Retreat is a yearly tradition where the entire middle school community embarks on a day trip to Camp Firwood. This day is filled with outdoor games, watersports, and quality time with teachers and parents. It provides students with a unique opportunity to bond with other students a develop community.
Middle School Transitions
Discover how we pave the way for students to embark on a successful journey from Middle School to High School here at Shoreline Christian.
Ms. Emily Korf
Shoreline Christian Alumna
What’s your favorite thing about teaching?
“I get to introduce students to some of the coolest things, like cell structures, genetics, the laws of physics, and chemical reactions! It’s always fun to discover new things together.”
Middle School FAQ’s
We aim to keep our classroom sizes to a maximum of 25 students. This allows teachers to create and maintain personal connections with their students. They are able to work 1:1 with students when they have questions or need extra support.
Support looks different for every student depending on their unique strengths and needs. We have a Student Support Team who work together to identify and guide our student population. They provide regular check-in’s, collaborate with teachers, and work with parents to help create long-term solutions for their children.
We are a Google Classroom school and provide Chromebooks to all Middle School students. Our teachers post all assignments on Google Classroom, so students can access them at any time which enables them to take ownership of their learning. Parents also have access to Google Classroom, so they can better assist them in their studies at home.
We encourage our families to take a personalized tour of our campus and see our Chargers in action! Typically, the director of the school will be your tour guide and provide historical background, explain how we integrate faith into learning, answer questions, get to know your family’s unique needs, and more.
Shoreline Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs. Shoreline Christian School reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Shoreline Christian School’s administration and to abide by its policies.