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Learning

Helping all students reach their full potential

At Northfield Middle School, we understand that the middle school years are an important time in a student’s development. The experience we offer is committed to empowering learning and inspiring confidence.

A thoughtful mix of required and elective courses will fuel the curious mind while providing the necessary foundation support. At every opportunity students are challenged to reach their full potential. Every day we aspire to:

  • Ensure an environment that inspires self-directed learning and excellence.
  • Promote a caring and respectful community that encourages students to pursue their passions.
  • Motivate students in a safe environment that inspires them to be contributing members of our society.

Our curriculum is both rigorous and engaging, incorporating a full range of techniques and technologies.

Curriculum Overview

  • Grade 6 Course Registration

    Students are required to take the following classes all year: math, reading, science, social studies, writing, physical education, Explore 6 (a combination of art, reading and keyboarding), and music (band, choir, orchestra or general music).

    Grade 6 Registration Form

  • Grade 7 Course Registration

    Students are required to take the following classes all year: English, life science, math, social studies and physical education. In addition, students will choose at least two electives: a world language (Spanish, French or German), a music course (band, choir or orchestra), art, advanced family and consumer sciences, or industrial technology/woods.

    Grade 7 Registration Form

  • Grade 8 Course Registration

    Students are required to take the following classes all year: art, communication, English, geography, geosciences, math, health and physical education. In addition, students will choose at least two electives: a world language (Spanish, French or German), a music course (band, choir or orchestra), art, advanced family and consumer sciences, or industrial technology/woods.

    Grade 8 Registration Form

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention is a multi-level framework that integrates instruction, assessment and intervention within a school-wide prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems.

Through school-wide screening, students who need a targeted or intensive approach to learning are identified. Interventions are implemented, progress is monitored and data-based decision making occurs to determine the next steps for each student.

For information on special education programming, please visit the Special Services department.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Testing & Assessment

Northfield Public Schools will use standardized assessments and other testing to measure student growth, identify student needs, inform parents, guide curriculum, and communicate district performance.

School Improvement

Guided by the district’s strategic plan and the annual goals of the district’s advisory committee, each of our schools and programs develops an annual Site Improvement Plan (SIP). The plan includes school-wide student achievement goals, school climate goals and action plans to support the achievement of each of those goals.

Homework Assistance

Northfield Middle School is proud to offer helpful resources for students who would like help with their homework or assistance gaining a better understanding of learning concepts.

English Learners

Students who have not yet developed academic English proficiency in their ability to speak, listen, read and/or write, may be eligible for English Learner (EL) Services.

English Learner Services

Media Center

The media center provides a list of online resources for your student while they are at school, and these resources might also be helpful for families while at home.

Morning News

The Middle School Morning News is streamed live for families through an EduVision video site. The news is student operated and airs at 7:55 a.m. each week day. In addition the middle school and the district utilize this software to provide video of events for parents and the public.

Morning News