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

Calendar

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News

Not many trombonists have the opportunity to play in front of 85,000 adoring fans, but several times each fall, Andrew Jarocki and the Notre Dame Marching Band enter a packed stadium to the delight of the home football crowd--and in front of millions on television. Andrew, of course, has one particular advantage; he plays a Fight Song familiar to all of us who attended Cathedral/Marshall.

Click below to read about Andrew, and then tune in to NBC to watch the band when the Fighting Irish take on Navy a week from this Saturday.

The term "gap year" can mean different things to different people. To Garrett Jenkins, Class of 2017, it means a deep dive into a unique healthcare experience from the deck of a ship ... in Africa.

As a part of the Mercy Ships program, Garrett is helping support free healthcare efforts in Africa, while shadowing nurses. The plan is to return to the U.S. and South Dakota State University for their highly-ranked nursing program

Click below to learn more about this big-hearted, big-personality Marshall grad and his big-time gap year.

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