Middle School

Marshall’s Middle School lays the foundation for developing and nurturing Marshall's core values: strong academic habits, respect, compassion, integrity, self-discipline and intellectual curiosity. Early on, students are encouraged to be confident and independent thinkers by teachers whose energy and caring enrich the school. Small class sizes permit active participation, feedback, and engagement in a vigorous curriculum. Teachers and curriculum are flexible, setting challenging but attainable goals for each individual learner, while the exploration of unique interests and talents is encouraged.

At a Glance

Fast Facts

  • Class Sizes range from 12 to 22
  • Daily Advisory, great personal attention, and mentorship
  • Art and music for all students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
  • Choir starts in 4th grade, strings in 5th, and band in 6th
  • Daily language classes: Spanish in 4th, French in 5th, German in 6th
  • Daily physical education class
  • Robotics, both as an extra-curricular option and in the classroom
  • Extensive student support, dedicated additional support staff and space, teachers who really know each student

Meet our Teachers

"Curiosity is, in a great sense, what drives our interactive and experiential classes. It's extremely important that students at this age are invested in what they are learning and doing, so we work to foster that curiosity. Helping them as they are going through the process, and supporting them academically and emotionally as they grow - it's as deeply enriching for me in my work as it is for them." John Vallez, Middle School Science Teacher


"We are unique in the number of daily experiences our students have at Marshall - from gym to band to strings to languages. But the biggest reason I want my young children to go to Marshall when they are old enough is because, even in 4th grade, they are connected with peers and teachers who model what it means to really be in to learning. Even at that age they provide a vision for what it takes to be successful in college." Stephanie Kiero, Middle School Math Teacher


What Students Say

Topper Tunnels

One of our traditions is to send state bound students off to their competition with a "topper tunnel." where all students line the front hallway and cheer for their classmates. Some of the teams and activities honored recently include:

  • Math League
  • Dance
  • Robotics
  • All State Music
  • Tennis
  • CyberPatriots

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News

With a big section 7A championship tilt on tap today for Marshall's boys soccer team, let's check in with a Hilltopper grad having soccer success at the college level. Megan Coughlan, Class of 2015, has led the Vassar Brewers to second place in the Liberty League so far. The junior, who was named to the 2016 Liberty League All-Academic team is a Biology major on the Pre-Med track. Coughlan and the Brewers are set for an October 20th home contest against William Smith College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Click below to learn more about this talented Topper turned Brewer!

Jeremy Stephan, a 2015 graduate of Marshall, dreamed of playing college football. Through dedication and hard-work throughout his high school days, he realized his dream; as he plays football at Macalester College, located in St. Paul, MN. Jeremy is currently in his junior year pursuing a chemistry degree, with future plans to attend medical school to become a surgeon. Below is a Q&A with Jeremy on his experience as a college student-athlete and some advice for our current Hilltoppers.

The day of the interview, Jeremy rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 56-21 win against Beloit College.

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