Middle School Overview

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once said:

“Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.”

We are a dynamic community of learners who challenge ourselves to think, imagine and explore our untapped potential. We admit it. Our hope and vision for the future of our middle school students is audacious because we are rooted in the fundamental belief that the world around us is continually changing. Not only must our students be adaptable to an ever-shifting climate, but they must also be poised to meet any task before them, both now and in the future. Achieving this goal involves a caring, talented and dedicated faculty with a clear understanding of what it takes to prepare our students for the road ahead. I am delighted and honored that our middle school has this kind of faculty. The middle-level years can sometimes prove challenging, but we see this as an opportunity to engage our students and place them on a life-long journey of learning, pursuing their creativity, and self-discovery.

Our commitment to ensure that learning is engaging, relevant, challenging and designed to meet the needs of our students. Our deans and faculty are keenly aware of these needs. Collaboratively, we have created a student centered and data driven environment that is safe and designed to address the social and emotional needs of our students.

By providing our students with an opportunity to imagine their potential without boundaries and to pursue their dreams with determination, their future is forever changed.

Dr. Dwayne E. Priester
Middle & High School Principal


Middle School
Hopwood Hall
M – F, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Dr. Dwayne Priester Middle & High School Principal

Lori Pereira Middle & High School Assistant Principal for Academics

Rebecca L. Hodge Middle & High School Assistant Principal for Student Life