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Programs

Garnet Valley Middle School educates approximately 1250 students from grades 6 through 8 under a developmental team-structured approach. The teaming philosophy creates smaller learning communities of students that work with a specific group of teachers. Both teachers and students benefit from being educated within the team structure.

The academic program at Garnet Valley is rich and strong. Students partake in a rigorous, yet nurturing environment with the full complement of academics, supported by an opportunity to gain exposure to the various elective areas.

Sixth grade students are scheduled for two periods a day of Language Arts, and one period for Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Seventh and eighth grade students are scheduled for one period per day of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students may elect to take a World Language in French or Spanish at the beginning of their seventh grade year, following the completion of the Exploratory World Language program in sixth grade. Enrichment Language Arts, and Mathematics are available to qualifying students in grades six, seven, and eight. Enrichment Science is available for qualifying students in grades seven and eight.

In addition to the core academic courses, students benefit from exposure to a variety of elective courses in the Arts. All students will take General Music, Art, Computers, Family & Consumer Science, Technology Education, and Health & Physical Education in each of their three years at Garnet Valley. The Music Department offers additional programs for students in the area of Band, Chorus, and Orchestra.

Learning Support Services are available for students who qualify. The Learning Support programs include special education for students with IEPs. Reading Remediation is available for students who qualify for additional reading and support.

Report cards are issued four times a year, in November, January, April and June. Guidance services and a Student Assistance Program are available to provide needed services to students and their parents.

Parents of students in grade six through eight are invited to meet their child's teachers at Garnet Valley Middle School's annual Back-to-School Night in the fall. Feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor if you have a concern or wish to meet with your child's academic team.

For further information about middle school programs, contact the main office at 610-579-5100. School hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

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