Weizmann Middle School: Preparing for Lifelong Learning

Published : Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 2:11 PM

Leadership and Service

Weizmann’s K-8 structure gives its Middle School students the nurturing and age-appropriate support they need for a healthy, confident transition to the high school years. Young adolescents can continue to be themselves and develop their own interests.

The sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students act as mentors and role models for the community. They are leaders in Family Groups, produce the school yearbook, and head the Student Council.

Milestones such as the annual camping retreat, the visit to Catalina Island, the Washington, D.C., experience, and the culminating events of graduation provide students and their families with important and shared life experiences.

One of its most meaningful traditions is the relationship between the Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Buddies. As they celebrate Shabbat, read together, and engage in STEAM activities, the younger children encourage empathy in their older friends, while the eighth graders are inspired to provide positive role models for the kindergarteners. Weizmann Day School is always very touched when Big Buddies return to campus for their Kindergarten Buddies’ graduation.

Enjoying these privileges and responsibilities prepares Weizmann’s graduates for those same opportunities in high school and beyond.

Core Curriculum

Weizmann’s departmentalized program focuses on age-appropriate learning experiences with instruction and pace to support the full range of learners.

Middle School students continue to learn academic skills through collaboration, project-based learning, and real world problem-solving. They also focus on more traditional methods such as note-taking and testing strategies.

​Social-emotional learning continues to be integrated throughout the middle school curriculum.

All Middle Schoolers participate in visual and performing arts, music, computer science, and physical education, with additional after-school programs, the Musical Ensemble, our annual Shakepeare play, and the school-wide and Los Angeles County Science Fairs.

Contact Weizmann Middle School to schedule a tour at (626) 797-0204 or office@weizmann.net.

Weizmann Day School, 1434 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, (626) 797-0204 or visit http://weizmann.net/.

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