“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
The middle school years, coming at the onset of adolescence, are when a demanding yet supportive environment is crucial. It is during the middle school years that the habits and skills acquired during previous grades come to fruition and grow through their application with progressively more demanding material. Our environment presents each student with a variety of teachers grouped by subject with an approach that cultivates the skills needed for high school in an atmosphere that supports, teaches and demands individual responsibility. Our already excellent student / teacher ratio becomes even more focused, with math classes being broken into smaller math groups with their own teacher and a separate advanced track for language arts with its own teacher. It is the combination of our small class sizes, excellent student / teacher ratio, supportive environment and our balanced and academically challenging curriculum that prepares well-rounded individuals for the demanding college-prep high school programs they will find at the next stage of their education.
The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067