Middle School Highlights

Helios offers a progressive program for gifted learners featuring:

  • Multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum
  • Rigorous academics
  • Extensive fieldwork, including overnights
  • Service learning
  • Mentorships in the community
  • Low student-teacher ratio
  • Access to experts both inside and outside the classroom

The intentionally small size (12-15 students per grade) of Helios’ Middle School means that relationships among students, faculty, and families will be transparent, direct, and deeply attentive to gifted young adolescents’ intellectual and social-emotional growth.

Our multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum takes students through an extended process of inquiry in response to complex questions, problems and challenges.  Our format allows for authenticity, depth of study, collaboration, as well as independent exploration. 

Service learning and experiential fieldwork are integrated into the Helios Middle School curriculum.  Mentorships with members of our community begin in 7th grade. Our rigorous academic program showcases student access to practicing experts in the fields studied and creates continual opportunities for publishable work/research.

Helios combines faculty in math, science, humanities, technology, foreign language, PE/athletics, art and music with partnerships with expert authors, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, artists, musicians, and coaches to create a rich learning community.

Middle School Admissions process.  For additional information, contact Director of Admissions, at admissions@heliosns.org