Murchison Middle School begins each student’s secondary experience with a focus on language development, cultural perspectives, and global awareness. A rigorous curriculum with a plethora of learning experiences, technology applications, and community service is the cornerstone of Murchison. High academic expectations are the standard for all students, and advanced Pre-AP classes and high school credit courses provide the rigor for students who pursue higher level achievement.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme provides the framework for Murchison academics, campus-wide activities, instructional design and community service. Students understand the IB learner profile, and they apply their learning and understanding of concepts, global contexts, and approaches-to-learning through a wide variety of course offerings.
Fine Arts at Murchison is an integral core for student development. Our performing and visual arts programs are award-winning, and provide our students with a creative outlet. Creativity also abounds in our Career and Technology courses which include Project Lead the Way foundation and specialization classes, graphic and web design, robotics, and more. Also integral to our IB Programme are the variety of Language options we offer our students. They include: Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Technology is tightly integrated into the curriculum through problem based learning and research.
Tied closely to IB, our designation as a No Place for Hate campus is a continuing commitment and tenet for action. Our Highly Certified AVID program prepares students and families new to college prep and supports rigorous learning through collaboration, inquiry based learning, and Socratic questioning which makes us an AVIDly IB campus.