Middle school comprises classes VI to VIII. In the middle school years, curriculum focuses on helping students to become increasingly independent learners and preparing them to succeed in high school and beyond. The curriculum aims at deepening core skills and exploring new interests. It provides for continuous academic progress through the development of basic learning skills application of organized information, pursuit of personal interests and integration of varied subject material. Identification of communication, intellectual processing, character development, and personal growth as key concepts required for students to pursue lives of learning and accomplishment, personal fulfilment, and social responsibility. The educators carefully thread elements of these four areas throughout all lessons over the middle school years.