Our middle school focuses on each student’s journey, their mindset and their unique developmental needs. Students are encouraged to be proud of their progress, ensuring that they experience challenge and success, and continue to know themselves better. We aim to teach students how to accept and learn from mistakes and to appreciate how failure can help them grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.
Middle school presents an amazing opportunity for students to try new things or to continue with sports and interests they already have. Period X is one of the favorite times of the regular instructional day and is scheduled two to three times each week in the afternoon. At each trimester, students self-select from an expansive array of athletic, extra and co-curricular offerings. There are multiple levels of sports teams, ranging from purely recreational to competitive, with some playing games as part of the South Coast Middle School League. Bishop’s abides by a “no-cut” policy. For team sports, all athletes will be on a team based on their skills and experience. The focus is on fundamentals and fun! In addition to competitive sports, Bishop’s offers all middle school students a comprehensive physical education program. There are also Period X offerings each trimester in the arts - like Bishop’s Rocks instrumental music and choir - and academics - such as Junior Model United Nations, robotics and speech and debate.