6 Tips for a Successful Transition to Middle School

Learning in Middle School

Middle school is a big adjustment for both children and parents. Your child is going from the oldest class in primary school, to the bottom of the stack in middle school. It can seem as if overnight their level of personal responsibility has grown.

The caliber of work increases, and students are expected to do more on their own. Your child is going to be moving through a fast-paced schedule and will have to get used to all new teachers and teaching styles.

Middle school can be a big change from the “hand-holding” and familiarity of primary school.

As difficult as this transition can be, there are ways to make it easier.

Planning for Middle School

In middle school, organization and planning are keys to long-term success. With a proper structure in place, your child will be in the best position to succeed. Here are some helpful tips for getting your child ready for the transition to middle school…

6 Tips for a Successful Transition to Middle School (infographic)

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Ms. Alexis Krolian teaches 5th Grade at Our Lady of Sorrows School in South Orange, NJ. This is Alexis’ third year at OLS School. Her favorite OLS memory is taking her class on a field trip to Sandy Hook Beach! When she is not teaching, Alexis enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and taking her dog for hikes. You can e-mail Ms. Krolian at akrolian@ourladyofsorrowsschool.org.

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About Alexis Krolian

Ms. Alexis Krolian teaches 5th Grade at Our Lady of Sorrows School in South Orange, NJ. This is Alexis’ third year at OLS School. Her favorite OLS memory is taking her class on a field trip to Sandy Hook Beach! When she is not teaching, Alexis enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and taking her dog for hikes. You can e-mail Ms. Krolian at akrolian@ourladyofsorrowsschool.org.

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