The middle school program is an important bridge for our students. Fundamentals learned in the lower school years prepare students to succeed in the rigorous upper school environment, in either public or private institutions, after they leave VCS. Our small class sizes of fewer than 15 students in grades seven and eight allow for small group instruction and scaffolded curricular concentration to meet students’ needs.
The curriculum fosters students’ interest and expertise in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and English. This exposure encourages students as they cultivate a sense of their strengths and identities. The strong connections formed with faculty and staff members act as guideposts and pillars for students during this period of rapid growth.
The Village Charter School is committed to the leadership development of our middle school scholars. It is our goal to continuously partner with community organizations that endeavor to forge long lasting relationships with Trenton area youth. In an effort to maximize student learning experiences over the past five years, we have partnered with the Trenton Country Club, New Jersey Manufacturer's Junior Achievement Program, Isles Farm to School initiative, The Green School Recycling Program, Camp Bernie, The Weatherbug, B. O. Y. D. - Building Our Youth Development Program and the local graduate
chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated -Epsilon Upsilon Omega. Our current and past partnerships have provided our middle school students with experiences that they may never experience outside of school.
Currently, our 7th and 8th grade students participate in an overnight trip at the Princeton-
Blairstown Center. The Princeton-Blairstown Center offers our students the opportunity to leave distractions behind and to build bonds, self-confidence, and leadership skills through unique, adventure-based experiences and physical challenges. These trips are scheduled at the beginning of the school year in order to provide a strong relational foundation between the teachers, staff and students.
After 4PM, the Boys & Girls Club program (located at their Centre Street, Trenton and Spruce Street, Lawrenceville/Ewing facilities) provides after school services to many of our students. The program not only provides opportunities for extended day learning via the tutoring program and homework hour, it also provides a safe place for students to interact and participate in various activities such as intramural sports, cooking, sewing, and S. T. E. A. M. activities.