It is our goal to actively encourage and develop the relationship of the teacher to student, student to student and most importantly, student to Jesus Christ in the middle school setting. Thus, TOCS will work to disciple our students educationally, spiritually, and socially so that in all of our actions and attitudes we might emulate Jesus Christ's unfailing love to us. Further, we believe that in developing an atmosphere of love for our students, their families and for one another, the students will feel secure and will establish a life-long foundation of striving for excellence and devotion to glorifying God in all they do.
At the Middle School level, the core curriculum continues to emphasize instruction that allows students to see the world from a Biblical perspective and challenges them to develop their gifts for God’s glory. Exploratory courses are offered in computer skills, Spanish, music, art, drama, and life skills. Physical Education meets weekly for the entire school year. Students have some choices in exploratory courses during the school year. Field trips, class retreats, service projects, and social events supplement the curriculum.
An attitude toward service with an opportunity to serve in the school and local community is an important aspect for middle school students. Hence our middle school students serve both the student body at various school functions and assist families and organizations in the local community.
Educational opportunities are offered to our students to teach proper behavior and to build community within the class. We begin our 6th and 7th grade year with a retreat that builds relationships with teachers and students. This lays a foundation for the school year. The 8th grade year begins with the Alpine Tower experience to encourage students to overcome their fears and hesitations. We utilize the opportunity for off-campus education with field trips and periodic off-campus social events for our students..