Monday Morning Discussion: Middle School vs. K-8

On Mondays, NCEA Talk presents member submitted topic or question for discussion. Share your knowledge and resources with your Catholic school educators across the country by emailing

This week’s question comes to us from the Diocese of Altoona/Johnstown:

“We are considering establishing a middle school in the Altoona Johnstown Diocese.  We have always had K-8 programs.  I hear that those who have established middle schools are now returning to K-8 programs.  Would anyone like to share either on the advantages or disadvantages of middle school programs?” Sister Donna Marie Leiden, S.C.,

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