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Middle School

As Nardin Academy embarks on another exciting year, we strive to maximize student potential and enrich the Nardin community life by continuously improving our approach to education. The launch of our Called to Connect Campaign, the construction of two outdoor turf fields and a new gymnasium and wellness center will allow our students new and exciting opportunities. Our Middle School structure allows us to create developmentally appropriate academic and extracurricular programming that supports the gifts and talents of each student as they strive to achieve amazing things in this world.

In the Middle School, students are encouraged, engaged and challenged by dedicated faculty in flexible 21st century classrooms designed to increase active learning academically, socially, and physically. Our block schedule is designed to increase student wellness, allowing faculty to go deeper in their subject area and students time for both multiple applications of new skills and reflection. We are proud of our dedicated faculty who challenge our Middle School students to think critically, creatively and collaboratively as they approach learning.  

Through a variety of signature programming, students have the ability to pursue their passions. Our fall drama performance affords all students in grades 5-8 the opportunity to come together as a community to produce what we believe to be one of Buffalo’s best middle school drama productions. Our DaVinci program brings students together across grade levels for hands-on learning as students investigate and respond to real-world problems, questions or challenges. Our Maker Space challenges each student to take their critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to a new level as they explore concepts in STEAM. Socially and emotionally our students are supported in their development through our Advisory program, caring faculty and school counselor. 

Outside of the classroom, the opportunity to achieve amazing things extends even further. Our strong athletic programs offer boys and girls opportunities to develop strength and pride in community. With 17 teams in 10 sports, you can find our Gators playing soccer, basketball, swimming, squash, lacrosse, softball, tennis, and track and field. Off the field, our Middle School leaders participate in clubs that include robotics, recycling, community service, ski club, and adventure club, just to name a handful. It is evident when you talk to a Nardin Middle School student that their experience does not lie within the four walls of a classroom.

It is a pleasure for me to share a few of the amazing things that we provide our students and families. I encourage you to visit our campus for a tour, schedule a conversation or a shadow day with our Admissions team, or visit for Open House. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Go Gators!

Chris Pitek
Middle School Principal



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