KIPP Beyond Middle School
At KIPP Beyond Middle School, we believe that we are better together. In our increasingly diverse, but deeply divided city and country, we believe that there are no better people than our city’s children to lead the way, and no better place to bring together children of different backgrounds than in school. A rigorous body of research has demonstrated the significant benefits to all students educated in racially and socioeconomically integrated settings, including higher academic achievement and higher academic growth; more critical and flexible thinking by being exposed to different perspectives; greater likelihood to enroll in college, report higher earnings, and demonstrate better long-term health outcomes; and increased empathy and reduced racial bias. KIPP Beyond incorporates engaging, rigorous, and relevant academics; a robust enrichment program; consistent physical conditioning; a focus on identity, relationships, and belonging; and regular practice of meditation – all informed by the research base on adolescent development.
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Our academic programming is based on over 25 years of proven results in KIPP NYC middle schools. The Science curriculum is hands-on and inquiry-based, empowering students to analyze and approach problems like scientists and engineers. In ELA, students read, analyze, and write based on high-quality diverse texts. Small group reading is at each student’s instructional reading level. We offer a rigorous, college preparatory math curriculum, including Algebra I Regents in 8th grade. Civics is a combination of history, social studies, and civic action where students grapple with major topics in US History and current events through discourse, writing, and debate. KIPP Beyond offers differentiated instruction in the least restrictive environment by certified learning specialists, including ICT, SETSS and all available mandated services as indicated on a student’s IEP.
Our “Beyond Block” occurs 4 times per week during the school day and includes music theory and performance; STEM (science projects and robotics); speech, debate, and rhetoric; social entrepreneurship; Spanish (in 7th and 8th grade); and independent study, which provides students with opportunities to pursue individual passions. Students have the option of participating in our after school program “BEYOND CARES”, which may include activities, such as visual arts, dance, chess, robotics, and homework help, along with athletics such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.
Students have dedicated time to engage in powerful individual, relationship-, and community-building experiences, which emphasize self-reflection, identity development, and character growth. Each week, students gather in groups to collectively reflect on those experiences in a Community Circle. We also offer daily meditation, spending dedicated time quieting the mind to benefit students. At the beginning of the school year, each student receives instruction in meditation by a trained professional. This practice is not linked to religious affiliation, and it is optional for students to participate.
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