The class of 2026 sets sail from the Middle School after a year of going all in.
Middle School Home
Driven by “what’s best for students,” teaching and learning in the OES Middle School foster connections and cultivate creative and critical thinking. Because the Middle School years are a time of great transition, the OES Middle School creates a learning environment where students can take risks and feel supported by the community.
NEW THIS FALL: No textbook purchases are required by families. All Middle School books and class materials will be provided by OES.
Students in the Middle School experience:
- A focus on community through our grade level advisory program and experiential class trips that range from learning outdoor skills at Mt. St. Helens to bringing plays to life at the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
- An inquiry-driven curriculum where students are guided to craft thoughtful questions, respond constructively to setbacks, and share what they have learned with the community in every subject from history to science.
- An emphasis on student wellness and mindfulness through Health and Wellness classes to thoughtful counseling programs for academic and social/emotional needs.
Through programs such as advisory, morning Gathering, and Community Engagement, teachers connect with students and offer them academic and social, and emotional support.
Middle School students applied the authentic inquiry process to their science research projects.
Middle School students pen messages about justice and freedom to create a Juneteenth flag.
The Middle School decorated bags with messages of hope and love for lunch donations to Blanchet House.
It's not too late to register for OES Summer Camps. There are lots of fun and educational programs for campers of all ages, including middle-schoolers!