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Learning at Wissahickon Middle School is a time of growth and discovery. With a solid foundation provided at the elementary level, middle school students are ready to explore and specialize their interests and talents while considering fields they may want to pursue as careers or in college. The middle school curriculum is aligned with national and state standards and provides a personalized learning experience for students with a wide variety of content area explorations and opportunities for student choice. Every aspect of teaching is designed to build a positive relationship with students, as well as instructional best practices targeted to meet learners' individual needs and abilities. 

In addition to the rigorous core academic program in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and health and physical education, students experience a wide variety of electives, including art, music, family and consumer sciences, and technology education. The world language program commences at the middle school, allowing students to develop a strong foundation and explore the culture of their chosen language. Dedicated learning spaces such as the middle school MakerSpace give students the opportunity to learn and apply science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills through engaging, hands-on activities.

As students begin to discover their academic pathways in preparation for the transition to high school, 8th-grade families are invited to attend a Program of Studies Night in January each year to learn more about the WHS curriculum and course selection process. WHS Honors students meet with selected 8th graders to answer questions about enrolling in an Honors course.

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