Academic Excellence

EVERY MINUTE MATTERS. EVERY STUDENT MATTERS. EVERY FUTURE MATTERS.


Mother Teresa Middle School offers a comprehensive and unique learning experience that prepares students for success in high school, post-secondary and beyond. Our academic approach is rooted in today’s best practices for student-centered learning and is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on experiences and collaboration between teachers, volunteers and mentors creates a rich learning environment.
 

Attendance

Student attendance is a critical school benchmark. We aim for 97% attendance annually and work proactively on many fronts to minimize absences.

Strength-based Approach

Utilizing our strength-based approach to learning, MTMS teaches students how to hone their skills as they discover and cultivate their unique gifts and talents. All students are assessed using Gallup’s StrengthsExplorer. Once strengths are determined, teachers and staff can use this information to engage students in goal setting and proactively apply strengths to their learning. MTMS provides enriched after-school programming, where students can test their emerging talents in a safe and nurturing environment. 

Extended Day Model

MTMS’s extended day model gives our students an extensive support structure that enables them to grow and thrive. Over 40 after-school enrichment programs are offered at MTMS and they exist to supplement the education received by students during the day with comprehensive, character building activities and sports. After-school programming typically runs from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and is often delivered with the support of volunteers in our community. 

Sample Schedule

  Daily Schedule at MTMS
8:30 am - 9:00 am Breakfast/clean-up/silent-reading
9:00 am- 9:15 am Morning assembly
9:15 am - 10:15 am Instruction time
10:15 am - 10:30 am Brain break & snack
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Instruction time
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm -1:00 pm Clean-up/silent-reading
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Instruction time
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Brain break & snack
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Instruction time
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Enrichment program & extra-curricular sports
4:15 pm Student dismissal
  *Every Friday, students will be dismissed at 3:30 pm