Middle School

Ann & Nate Levine Academy’s Middle School Program

Middle School at Levine Academy offers a rigorous academic program designed to foster academic excellence and meet individual needs, nurturing each student’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder. Students in fifth through eighth grade are encouraged to think creatively and challenge themselves and their peers to reach new levels of achievement. Our academic aim is to prepare each student to experience success in the most rigorous high school programs in Dallas.

The Middle School experience emphasizes individual development, self-responsibility, being a positive member of the school community and the community at large, as well as being an active participant in one’s own learning. Our outstanding teachers emphasize higher-order thinking skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving. 

Outside the classroom, students have many opportunities to nurture their individual interests and unique abilities. Students may choose to develop leadership skills by participating in Student Congress, Student Ambassador Program, National Junior Honor Society, or Gabbai Club (a group that coordinates religious services). There are also many opportunities for participation in state, national, and worldwide competitions in the areas of language arts, current events, social studies, Hebrew language, writing, and math -- click HERE to read "Pathways, A Journey through Middle School Language Arts." Middle School students also have outstanding opportunities to experience their world through travel throughout Texas, to Washington, D.C., New York, and Israel. 

Levine Academy Middle School students study Hebrew and Jewish studies subjects including Tefilah, Torah, Tanach, Mishna and Talmud, as well as Jewish History. The study of the Holocaust and the study of Israel are integrated throughout the curriculum. Jewish ethics and values, holidays and special commemorative days are learned through educational units and programming.  

Click here to download a copy of the Middle School (Grades 5-8) Curriculum Guide.

Beyond The Classroom

Overnight Trips

  • Fifth Grade: Texas Civics trip ties into the study of government and Texas history
  • Sixth Grade: Civil Rights trip across the south
  • Seventh Grade: Washington, D.C., and New York 
  • Eighth Grade: Israel Trip  

Outdoor Education 
Students participate in ropes challenge courses to learn teamwork, leadership skills, and focus on mind/body connections.

Interscholastic Sports
Middle School students may participate on a variety of after school sports teams:
5th/6th Grade Flag Football
5th/6th Grade Soccer Team
Cross Country
7th/8th Grade Soccer Team
5/6th Grade Girls Volleyball
7th/8th Grade Girls Volleyball
5th/6th Grade Girls Basketball
7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball
5th/6th Grade Boys Basketball
7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball
MS Tennis, Boys and Girls
MS Track and Field, Boys and Girls

Extended Day Program

The Extended Day Program is offered from 7:15 a.m. until the start of school, and resumes after school is dismissed until 6 p.m. (Fridays 5 p.m.). Middle School students are invited to use the teacher-supervised Middle School Library to complete their homework from 4 to 5:30 p.m., or they may opt to participate in an Extracurricular Program. 

Extracurricular Program
Extracurricular activities and clubs such as Intramural Sports and Yearbook are offered to Middle School students.

Extended Day Hours
Afternoons Monday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fridays 5 p.m.).

Early Dismissals
There are days within the school year when classes are dismissed at 12 p.m. and the Extended Day Program may not be offered. Please refer to your school calendar for early dismissal dates.