If you are the parent of a 5th grader, this message is for you! Please plan to join us Thursday night, February 21, from 7-8:30 in the Liberty Classical Academy library.
Why Should You Attend the 5th Grade Parent Information Night?
The middle school years are an exciting - and strange - time for students. As they are learning the necessary tools of critical thinking and problem-solving, they’re being asked to carry more of the responsibility for their education and needing to be trained on what that means. Within classical education, it’s when the focus shifts from the fundamentals of learning (grammar) to the framework for reason (logic). They’re learning to think for themselves, to take personal responsibility, and show initiative.
It’s our desire to partner with families in each stage of a student’s development. For 5th grade parents, that means we want to have conversations about what learning looks like in the middle school experience at Liberty Classical. We want to actively engage you in conversations about how you can make the transition work for your student. We want to see your students take ownership of their lives in new ways, and we want to partner with you to equip them in doing that.
What to Expect
The evening will be led by Headmaster Rebekah Hagstrom and MUS Coordinator Brian Martinez, who leads both our middle school and upper school programs. We’ll talk about some of the practical changes to your students’ days and routines. We’ll hear from some teachers, from a current middle school family, and we’ll unpack more of what the Logic phase of learning looks like. We’ll also talk about some of the fundamental changes to your students’ experiences and share some things we’ve learned along the way.
So consider spending a short time with us on Thursday, February 21, and partner with us as we make the middle school experience all that it can be for your 5th grader. Learn more about the evening here.