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.

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 Service Learning, teachers connect with students and offer them academic and social, and emotional support.

Two OBOB Teams Secure Success!

Last Saturday, OES's fourth and sixth grade OBOB teams showed their mastery of chapter, verse, and book alike!

"Shrek: The Musical" Delights on All Levels

A donkey, an ogre, a princess, and more than 20 fairy tale characters take to a stage. While this might sound like the beginning of a joke, OES's recent All-School production of Shrek: The Musical took some serious work!