Middle School

Manitou places the young adolescent at the center of the Middle School educational experience.

Middle School is a time of growth and change for our children.  In this critical moment of individuation and self-discovery, we continue to give our children a place where they can thrive. Our Middle School environment is:

Developmentally Responsive

Given what we know about the nature of children and young adolescents, we build a curriculum and learning environment that honors and integrates the changes our children are experiencing at each stage of their development.


Holding students to high expectations and rigorous academic standards and providing them with the tools they need to meet those expectations.


Providing all students with the discernment, knowledge, and skills they need to thrive and take control of their lives.