Middle School at Peace begins in fifth grade with teachers endorsed in specific fields of study. In addition, middle school students experience drama, choir, yearbook, STEM and electives. Students can also opt to participate in competitive athletics, Lego Robotics, Dance and Advanced Handbells outside of school hours.
Students in grades 7 and 8 shepherd younger students in the morning by greeting them at morning drop-off. They help students out of the car, walk them to the classroom door (preschool through grade 1) and sign them into the classroom.
Extended Classroom Experiences
Students in grades 6 through 8 participate in extended classroom experiences. Grade 6 students attend an outdoor education experience at Miracle Ranch with other Lutheran schools in the Puget Sound area. They participate in a camp experience for three days and two nights exploring nature and building friendships. Activities include: horseback riding, swimming, archery, outdoor crafts and nightly devotions around a campfire.
Grade 7 and 8 students travel to Washington D.C. to tour our national government and museums every other year. These experiences are chaperoned by Peace Lutheran teachers, staff and adult chaperones. Trip details are discussed at the beginning of the school year along with opportunities for fundraising to help defray expenses. Some sites include: Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Science and Space Museum, the White House, and the Pentagon.
Each year, students in grades 5 through 8 participate in the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament (LEST) at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. This tournament is sponsored by Concordia to promote the fellowship of the Lutheran Elementary Schools in the Northwest and to highlight God-given gifts and talents. The tournament offers a vast array of athletic, musical, and academic events for our students to compete in over a three-day period (Thursday – Saturday) during President’s Day weekend.