CURRICULUM & GUIDANCE
English Language Arts (ELA)
MVP believes that with dedicated reading and writing time, combined with rigorous literary skills instruction, every student has the ability to excel in reading and writing. The ELA curriculum exposes students to a variety of historical and contemporary text, including novels (both classical and current), poetry, journalism, non-fiction, memoirs and blogs. Our writing program includes both independent journal writing as well as instruction in writing technique.Mathematics
MVP pays particularly close attention to the depth and reliability of the understanding students development of mathematical concepts. Our initial focus on procedural skill lays the groundwork for deeper mathematical understanding in the older grades. We use a student-centered investigative approach in which key mathematical concepts are embedded in engaging problems to help students develop conceptual understanding as well as hard skills. This rigorous course prepares students to take and pass Regents-level courses, such as Integrated Algebra by the 8th grade.Science
MVP ensures that students master the skills they need to grow towards science literacy, including the understanding of scientific explanations, and the ability to generate evidence, understand the scientific method and its application over time though an exploratory student-centered problem solving approach in MVP’s Science Lab. Through this process, students develop appreciations for physical, life and earth sciences. Our science course of study is designed to prepare students to take and pass the Living Environment Regents exam in the 8th grade.Language
The MVP curriculum includes a requirement that all students study Latin for three years. This requirement is based on best practices indicating that Latin offers a foundation for English Language Arts, and drives academic achievement in all subjects. For many years, few students outside of New York City’s selective public schools and elite private schools have had the option to study Latin in the classroom.Guidance
The school counselors at Middle Village Prep provide support services intended to help every student improve upon their academic achievement, social/emotional development and high school planning.
Ms. Tara Deahn, ext. 426
Ms. Lauren McAuley ext. 438
Attention 8th Grade Families: Click here to access the 8th Grade Guidance High School Process Calendar.