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Middle School – Lancaster, PA


Fast Facts About Middle School

✓ Who: 6th-8th Grades

✓ When: 5 Days/Week, End of August – Beginning of June

✓ Location: 交通便利,距离宾夕法尼亚州兰开斯特县30号公路的Mountville出口仅1分钟车程

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Educational Philosophy


Middle school students want to know that they are not alone. So, the middle school years (grades 6-8) at Dayspring Christian Academy in Lancaster, PA are focused on student engagement. 我们希望学生们知道,他们的教育是他们的财产,是他们的一部分,将伴随他们的余生. Since we view and teach education as an avenue to know God Himself, 学生的教育之旅是为了找到他或她在神的国度中发挥作用的位置. This makes education so exciting!

The Principle Approach is our method of education. Through the Principle Approach, students are able to see God’s hand in every subject and every area of life. With God’s word at the center of all learning, students are able to reason through their subject matter to reach Biblical conclusions.

In middle school, students begin to have a variety of subjects and teachers, 始终需要稳定和结构,为日常学习经验提供基础. To accommodate this transition, 六年级的老师经常使用类似的课堂惯例和程序,这样中学生就不会因为太多而不知所措, many new practices to learn.

Christian middle school students reading in class

晨泉教育中最有意义的部分是,每个人都献身于基督,我从老师那里学到了很多韦德国际1946手机上帝的知识. 我最喜欢《韦德国际1946手机》的一件事是,它提供了一个独特的机会,让我可以通过演讲来分享我的想法——在写演讲和学会表达的过程中,我成长了很多. 我也非常喜欢晨泉的小校园,因为我可以年复一年地和同样的同学交往. I’m really glad I attend Dayspring.


Christian middle school student Kylie

General Information

  • Class Size: 24
  • Number of Classes: 1 per grade level
  • Before/After School: Programs are available
  • Programs for gifted or students with special needs? Yes. Please check our Learning Services page for details.
  • School Security/Safety protocols, etc.  我们采取了适当的安全措施,以确保我们的家庭相信他们宝贵的孩子是安全的, loved and well-cared for.
  • Tuition: $12,999 for Grades 6-8
  • Financial Aid Info: Financial assistance is available. Call John Riddell at 717-285-2000 for details.



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Dayspring Middle School Curriculum

Middle School Math: Figuring Interactive Lessons

Since most middle school students seek social interaction with their peers, Dayspring的老师们设计了协作项目和其他混合学习活动,引导学生的精力, capture their attention, and enable subject mastery.

For instance, math teachers have students read, discuss, then present findings of a non-fiction article relating to a biblical view of math. 另一个合作数学项目是让学生们一起创建数学公式,计算出一年中的每个学校的每个月的每一天! 另一种是让学生“开”一个支票账户,然后准确记录购物记录, 一直通过现实生活中的加减法来练习准确的会计.

当然,这是在传统的中学数学课程之外的. Because Dayspring offers a handcrafted education, students’ are placed in math courses according to tested aptitudes.

Middle School Field Trip to the State Capitol in Harrisburg PA

Dayspring students stand on the steps in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA.

Middle School Students Learn God’s Hand in History

What does a middle school Principle Approach history class look like? At Dayspring, in a recent 8th-grade history class, for example, two students suggested that the class debate the role of the Christian, the church, and government! How do they act separately? 这些角色应该如何在一个不全是基督徒的社会中以一种整合的方式发挥作用? 学生们精心设计问题来考虑这些适用于他们所生活的世界的复杂问题. They discussed responsibilities of the government, but also of the governed. One of those responsibilities that went into immediate action is prayer. The class prays for our congressmen, the president, and for laws that are just and uphold righteousness.

Literature Comes Alive in Middle School

In Literature, 学生深入阅读,并面临包括搜索神的话语在内的任务挑战, looking for beneficial character traits in literary characters that can be emulated, and writing their own devotional lines. 与伏案工作相反的实践活动被纳入其中,以培养协作技能, social relationships to be forged, and challenge students to take a look at the subject matter from a different angle. 所有这些不同的学习机会都有助于掌握所涉及的材料.

Spiritual Formation in Middle School

Middle school is a key time in a child’s spiritual formation. To that end, during weekly chapel time, students gather in small groups by grade and gender, 每个小组都有一位导师,与学生就手头的话题进行讨论和祈祷. 这为精神社区以及简单的友谊和理解提供了机会, where walls begin to tumble down. Additionally, 一年一度的静修会将学生们聚集在一起,进行为期两天的体验,其中包括外部演讲者, times of deep prayer—and fun with friends on adventure courses and more!

Further, with God at the center of every subject at Dayspring, 圣经的基础是锻造和精神形成的圣经世界观是培育和信仰是在整个学术经验的启发.

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Student Life

Taking the Field: In-Depth Learning in Middle School

Scripture says, “Come and see the works of the Lord,” (Ps. 66.5). In grades 6-8, 教师让学生在令人兴奋和丰富的实地研究中体验深入的学习. Sixth-grade students camp and investigate Gettysburg and share biographical reports each has written about a Very Important Person (VIP) in the battle; 7th grade travels to the Museum of Natural History in Philadelphia for their Ancient History course and the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter for science; 8th grade heads to the Harrisburg Capitol and State museum 以及宾夕法尼亚历史和公民课上兰开斯特的认罪法庭.

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

晨泉中学的中学生可以参加各种各样的体育活动和课外活动. Fall sports include boy’s soccer and girls volleyball. Winter is basketball season for both girls and boys. Spring brings track & field. Additionally, 中学生可以参加俱乐部和课外活动,包括我们的春季音乐剧, student government, yearbook, STEM-related clubs, music-related clubs, and much more.


Science and History Field Trip in Christian Middle School





What is the middle school student class size?

24 students per class, 1 class per grade level (6th – 8th).

Are programs available for gifted or students with special needs?

At Dayspring, we see each child as a unique individual, created by a loving Creator, and valued as such. It is because of this that Dayspring has created the P139 program, named for Psalm 139:14, 专为需要替代或差异化教学方法的各级学生而设计, so they may work to their potential.

What school safety/security measures are in place?

Dayspring’s middle school classrooms are large, bright, welcoming, and friendly. 我们采取了适当的安全措施,以确保我们的家庭相信他们宝贵的孩子是安全的, loved, and well-cared for.

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Are before and after school programs available?

No, before and after school programs are not available to middle school students.

Will my child use the same textbook as government schools or other Christian schools?

Dayspring students do use textbooks for skill-oriented subjects, by and large, though, textbooks are used as resource tools. 学生和老师都开发了高度专业化的笔记本,成为增强材料内在化的主要教学工具. 所有的教科书都是精心挑选的,符合圣经的真理,并植根于一手资料.

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Why should I seek Christian middle school education for my child?

《伟德19463331》明确教导,教育的责任属于父母,而不是国家. Proverbs states that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Only by teaching our children the Truth as seen in God’s Word, 我们是否能确保他们能够充分地迎接世俗世界的挑战,并为基督的事业动态地影响这个世界.

Can I see the school and meet the teachers?

Yes! Visiting Dayspring is a great way to get your questions answered, learn more about the school, meet the middle school teachers and faculty, and see how we can meet your child's individual educational needs.

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