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South Shore
Christian AcademyFor Christ. For Others.

Middle School


"The small class sizes gave us the opportunity to be friends with different people in a variety of backgrounds. In bigger schools, you can usually find people just like you and create a friend group of similar minded people. At SSCA, we became friends with people we may never have spoken to or learned from if we were not in such a small, tight knit class. I love that it prepared us for future working relationships, empathy and true friendship!” -Class of ‘02


Grade 6 - Grade 8

Middle School matters. These momentous years in a young person’s life mark the time when he or she transitions from childhood into youth. Essential experiences shape a young person in how he or she sees themselves and the world and they equip him or her to flourish in that world. At SSCA, our Middle School program is designed to challenge developing minds within a caring environment.


In addition to the core classes of Math, English, Lab Science, History, and Bible, the SSCA Middle School student will take classes in Introduction to Spanish (2 years), Robotics and Coding, P.E., Student Wellness, Art, and Music.


Middle School faculty integrates faith and character into school life. As students develop their social identity, our faculty engages them individually and as a class in what it means to live a life that values others and honors God. Each subject, not just Bible class, integrates Micah 6:8 into its course design, demonstrating that every aspect of learning connects with justice, mercy, and humility.

The Middle School Retreat
To kick-off the school year, our Middle School and High School students go to two different camps in New Hampshire for either two or three days in September! Our Middle School students (Grades 6-8) go to Camp Rumney in Rumney, NH for two days and one night while our High School students (Grades 9-12) go to Camp Berea in Hebron, NH for three days and two nights. On these retreats, our students have the opportunity to dive into the word together and to participate in fun activities such as field games, hiking, singing by the campfire, and more! 
Please click here to learn more about our Upper School Retreats. 
One of the staples of the SSCA Upper School Experience is Interterm, which is held every-other-year during the Spring semester. Interterm is a week-long concentrated, out-of-the classroom period during which students engage issues of faith, leadership, and service. The Middle School Interterm focuses on leadership and service in history and government. The High School Interterm focuses on faith and service. Interterm occurs every other year and is a required aspect of SSCA’s curriculum.
Please click here to learn more about Interterm.
Learn about our high school program!