Middle School

Grades 5-8 are formative years when students lay the foundation and study habits that will drive their future success.  To ensure that our students are well served, we review our curriculum annually to assure it is academically strong and based on “best practices” as delineated by current educational research.

Through our curriculum, our faculty members partner with the students to build on their content and skills as well as their academic habits. To do that most effectively, they work with a variety of learning strategies and each grade has a designated technology class to support the learning and develop essential tech skills.  Our Middle School teachers are outstanding in their ability to work with students during this age of transition and maturity. We really encourage our MS students and enjoy watching them grow from children to confident young adults!
We believe these skills and the balance of academics and arts prepare our students for high school and college as well as real-world experiences. Our goal is to help your student evolve into a self-directed, inquisitive learner with respect for the ideas and feelings of others.

For more specific information about our educational program, please visit the links on this page.

Highlights

  • To reinforce and strengthen reading, research and writing/grammar skills, students in 5th and 6th grade have two classes (out of 8 classes) in language arts.
  • Math curriculum culminates in the completion of Algebra I by the end of 8th grade.*
  • All students have a year-long technology class that supports core content and strengthens technology applications.
  • Seventh-grade students will have school-owned computers assigned to them to support coursework. Emphasis on cross-curricular projects with technology integration.
  • A wide variety of clubs and teams encourage exploration and engagement.
  • Exploratory foreign language in 5th and 6th grades; Introduction to World Languages in 7th grade; full-year of Chinese, Spanish, or French offered at 8th grade.*
  • Educational/fun class trips each year:  Bentonville; Memphis; Dallas; and St. Louis.
  • Fine Arts exploratory classes or full–year electives are available at every grade level: Visual Arts, Band, Vocal Music, and Theater.
  • MS Spring Musical open for students 5-8th grade to audition.
  • Clear and frequent parent-teacher communication is a priority.
  • Highly trained, experienced faculty members care about your student and his or her future.
*In-coming students who have advanced foreign language skills or have already taken advanced math classes will be placed appropriately.

Clubs and Activities

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  • Clubs and Activities

    Student Council
    Honor Council
    Principal’s Council
    Drama Club
    Model UN
    Quiz Bowl
    Cheer and pom 5-8 (open to all in 5-7 then try out in 8th)
    Football and basketball in 5-8 but tryouts only in 7-8 for both boys and girls
    Cross country in 7-8
    FBLA
    Stock market Game
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Middle School Travel Experiences

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  • 5th Grade Ozark Trip

    The 5th grade class will have the opportunity to immerse themselves on a day trip to the beautiful Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas.  They will experience the traditions and way of life as they listen to stories of the Ozark Folk Center's artisans and will also enjoy the opportunity to have hands-on experience by creating their own fun pioneer crafts.  Students will not forget this area after the expert-led exploration of Blanchard Springs Cavern where they will enter a "living" cave where formations like stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstones can be found. Students will return home bringing back a little piece of the past and an abundance of new memories with their classmates.  
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  • 6th Grade Memphis Trip

  • 7th Grade Dallas Trip

    Deep in the heart of Texas in mid-April, Pulaski Academy seventh-graders and teachers experience Destination Dallas, a trip that has been a beloved middle-school tradition since 1994. Learning opportunities are plentiful on the Dallas trip, as students explore the leadership and legacy of President John F. Kennedy at Sixth Floor Museum, appreciate the beauty of nature at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, and enjoy a hands-on approach to learning at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. During their time in the Lone Star State, students experience true Texas culture with a visit to historic Fort Worth, where they watch a cattle drive in the Stockyards, learn about the west at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum, and kick up their heels during a country line dance lesson at Billy Bob’s Texas. Each year during Destination Dallas, the seventh-grade students and teachers celebrate the end of a fabulous year of learning and create memories that last a lifetime!
     
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  • 8th Grade Trip to St. Louis

    This trip includes a lot of fun and exciting educational activities; We will enjoy a Cardinals baseball game, explore at the interactive City Museum, discover the "Gateway to the Past" at the Arch and the Museum of Westward expansion, tour the Old Courthouse, which is the site of the famous Dred Scott slavery trial, take a sightseeing riverboat cruise to learn about landmarks, architecture, and the rich history of St. Louis, and visit the St. Louis Zoo, ranked 2nd best zoo in the nation!
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Pulaski Academy

12701 Hinson Road  |  Little Rock, AR 72212  |  501.604.1910
Pulaski Academy is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for 2 1/2-year-olds through 12th grade students.