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Middle School

Designed for student success

Middle School Philosophy

The middle school program establishes consistency in academic excellence. Students in all grade levels (6-8) receive their core instruction from a team of teachers with access to different levels of exploratory options.  


Focus Areas

  • Academic Excellence
  • Responsive Instruction and Support
  • Student Agency 

Leadership Options

Course Options

All middle schools offer a variety of exploratories including: art, physical education, world languages (Spanish) chorus, band, orchestra, STEM/multi-media, culinary arts, traditional, college prep and gifted: Choice Programs
Class placement is determined by a review of different measures including test scores, teacher recommendation and consultation with parents. Each Kyrene middle school offers opportunities for students identified as gifted as well as for advanced learners. Grade level and advanced classes are available in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies. High school level courses in mathematics and Spanish are available to students who qualify.

School and Program Locations

Six middle schools are located in Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee (Phoenix) 

Middle School locations

Programs by Location


Extracurricular Activities

Each Kyrene middle school offers students with opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, such as National Junior Honor Society, yearbook, band and other activities which vary by school, but may include theatre, science/STEM and/or debate. All middle school students have opportunities in athletics through cut and non-cut sports and intramurals.

Before/After School Programs

Community Education and Outreach Services offers tuition based opportunities both before and after school. Activities include community service, homework, and unique hobby options.

Parent Involvement

Parents are encouraged to continue to be active participants in their child’s education. Our middle schools have many volunteer opportunities for parents and families. Each middle school has their own parent organization, Site Council and representatives on the Parent/Superintendent Council.