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Welcome to Corbett Prep Middle School

Challenging and engaging classes match with opportunities for personal growth – all under the guidance of highly trained teachers – to form the unique learning experience that is Corbett Prep's Middle School!

In their time at Middle School, Corbett Prep students benefit from a rigorous academic environment that also cultivates social and emotional wellness. Corbett Prep Middle School teachers prepare fifth through eighth graders to excel in a high school setting while providing support and encouragement to help them develop leadership skills and confidence.

Will your student hike a mountain? Write and record a podcast? Compete in robotics? Present a compelling Shark Tank pitch? Solve a problem affecting the greater community?

Through a combination of our International Baccalaureate Middle Years academic program, team sports and electives and clubs, students are offered numerous avenues to discover their strengths and passions.

Middle School kids pack food for less fortunate in our community

MYP for Middle School Students

The International Baccalaureate Programme values action and service, prompting students to think about how they can make a positive difference in the greater community.

The MYP Community Project

Experiences Designed for Middle Schoolers


Academics and Arts

A challenging program that allows students to pursue in-depth study and cultivate their talents.

Core academic classes include Spanish for three years and the chance to earn high school credit in several subjects. Electives, a fine arts rotation, and regular physical activity appeal to a broad range of interests.

Fine Arts Thrive in All Grades

A teacher reads a pledge to seventh and eighth graders being inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society


Self Development

Character education, advisory teams and leadership seminars support the whole child.

Teachers and students work together to build a positive and supportive community with a social-emotional learning program tailored to the adolescent experience and leadership opportunities to develop confidence and student presence.

Building Social-Emotional Awareness

A Middle School boy stands to give an answer in a math elective.



Ninety percent of Middle School students participate in sports on campus.

Physical education and an intramural program keep students active during the school day, and a robust schedule of after-school sports with teams of different skill levels ensure everyone has a chance to play.

View the Athletics Schedule

The soccer team poses by the scoreboard with their coach.


Experiences Off Campus

New Horizons Week challenges students to push outside their comfort zones.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade attend overnight trips as part of New Horizons, developing deeper bonds as a class and learning more about themselves. Sixth grade participates in team building at Circle F Dude Ranch, seventh grade hikes and camps in the Georgia mountains, and eighth grade learns about government and history in Washington, D.C.

The Corbett Prep Student Experience

Four eighth-grade boys pose together in front of a monument in Washington, D.C., on a school trip.
A Middle School boy and girl in Newsies hug and smile on stage after the show ends.

After Corbett Prep

Corbett Prep graduates enter high school with the confidence to speak before audiences, the skills to work successfully on teams and the grit to push outside their comfort zones. High school admissions directors tell us they recruit Corbett Prep eighth graders because they ask questions, they are academically prepared, they are independent thinkers and they know how to work positively and respectfully with students of all cultures and backgrounds.

About 60 eighth graders graduate each year from Corbett Prep, and they are honored to be recruited by and accepted to high schools including the area's top private and religious high schools, International Baccalaureate schools, charter schools and arts and STEM magnet school programs. Their college choices reflect their diverse interests. Corbett Prep graduates have gone on to star on Broadway, attend Ivy League universities, play professional sports, join the armed forces, found companies – and some even return to teach at Corbett Prep!

Corbett Prep/IDS Alumni

The K-8 Advantage Leading the Way

Located just across the street from Corbett Prep’s elementary school, the Middle School gives students the chance to act as leaders of the entire school community within a safe and nurturing environment.

Research supports the benefits of close ties between an elementary and middle school.

Studies show that students attending K-8 schools – schools that include elementary and middle school grades – have better social and academic experiences. They're happier, perform better academically and encounter less bullying than students who go to traditional middle schools.

A Corbett Prep, sixth through eighth graders analyze their leadership and learning styles and practice teamwork strategies in workshops and seminars and during New Horizons Week off campus. They are our ambassadors and public speakers at school events, our representatives at state and national competitions, and role models and buddies for our younger students.


Daily Life at Corbett Prep Middle School

With opportunities to earn high school credits, Corbett Prep’s academics align with the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) and are flexibly designed to meet individual needs.

Faculty and staff provide an age-appropriate balance of structure and freedom unique to each young person's needs, fostering a community that promotes personal and social growth.

A boy and a girl stand and talk to one another in a community building exercise in the gym.

Fifth Grade Bridge

Fifth grade is a bridge year between elementary and middle school, allowing students to become familiar with the complexity of a middle school schedule, gain access to higher-level academic courses, and maintain their roles as leaders of the Primary Years Programme. This transition year establishes a safer learning environment as students grow emotionally, physically, and intellectually. 

Fifth graders have their own suite of classrooms to ease them into the middle school environment. They continue to enjoy the elementary school's rich Specials program while benefiting from leadership opportunities, the Middle School's executive functioning curriculum, and increased access to sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities. 

The experience builds a more knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and confident graduate.

“It was such a big decision to send my daughter to Corbett. She is happy to go to school every day and happy when she gets in the car at pickup, which is pretty amazing for a sixth grader. She has nothing but great things to say about her teachers, classmates and the campus.”Courtney, Mother of a Sixth Grader