By connecting academics to artistic production, we challenge our 7th and 8th grade students
to examine the human experience, so that they can shape their own.
LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?
At ATLAS Middle School, small cohorts of 7th and 8th grade students experience a safe, supportive learning environment with room to question, experiment, change, and grow.
ATLAS is the school for families who want their children to:
- be intellectually challenged, creatively inspired, and emotionally supported
- belong to a small, loving learning community
- thrive in high school and beyond as independent thinkers
"Our daughter has had an amazing year and we are so grateful to all of the staff for making ATLAS even better than we hoped"
ATLAS is a school designed expressly around the unique needs of 7th and 8th graders.
Middle school students are at a crucial time of social and emotional growth, questioning the world and their place in it. We believe that theatre is the ideal medium for navigating the complexities of transitioning into independent thinkers and learners.
At ATLAS, students direct their own learning by running all aspects of a theatre company. We use the theatrical process to explore essential questions in literature, science, history, math, and beyond.
Our small, blended cohorts of students in each grade ensure a safe, supportive learning environment with room to question, experiment, change, and grow.
THIS IS ATLAS
Take a look at what middle school can be. Watch our video to see ATLAS in action and hear from parents, students, and teachers.
"It’s a really creative learning space, and your teachers care about you and your education"
We seek to support and develop young people who are:
CURIOUS about their world,
COMMITTED to their work,
CREATIVE in their thinking,
CONFIDENT in themselves &
COMPASSIONATE toward all they encounter.
"I think you and your colleagues are doing a tremendous job and I cannot overstate how fortunate [we] feel that he is in your school. Now more than ever"
ATLAS 20-21 Students’ Collaboratively Written Mission Statement:
ATLAS Middle School is an inclusive, anti-bias/anti-racist theatre company that defends equity and justice,
advocates for change, and supports student voice while educating ourselves and others about our world.