Tenafly Middle School
A Community of Caring and Excellence
and development of young adolescents by providing an environment that promotes academic rigor,
academic integrity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.”
- Content mastery as well as applied skills in all disciplines so students can think critically communicate effectively and become informed decision makers
- Instructional pacing matched to students’ abilities and competencies
- Understanding for systems of knowledge, themes and concepts
- Open-ended yet guided questioning that encourages student inquiry
- Meaningful homework and individual projects that promote higher order thinking
- Making valid and important connections among disciplines
- Self-reflection, goal setting and self-monitoring
- Real world applications that are problem or issue-based
Our school culture promotes:
- A safe, supportive, and nurturing environment in which every individual feels a sense of belonging
- Acts of kindness, respect, and recognition between and among all members of the school community
- Willing and active involvement in service to the school and greater community
- Honest, respectful, and responsible behavior
- Understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, talents, ideas and learning styles
- Opportunities to take risks, explore personal interests and abilities, and engage in self-expression with the freedom, support and encouragement to do so
- Personal growth through effective self-management
- An atmosphere in which everyone in the T.M.S. community shares the responsibility to act on these beliefs and to help each other to do the same
Main Office Number
Guidance Office/Homework Requests
Child Study Team
School Fax Number
To be eligible for admission into the Middle School, a student must either present evidence of having completed the work of the preceding grades or a transfer from another secondary school.
Each middle school student is assigned a counselor, who works with the student and his or her parents to plan a program of studies.
Middle School Required Courses
Grade 6: A full year of language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, literacy in the content areas, world language, physical education and family life, and fine and practical arts
Grades 7 & 8: A full year of language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and physical education and family life, fine and practical arts, and a World language.
Reporting Pupil Progress to Parents
Students receive letter grades on reports issued four times a year. The reports will be posted in the Genesis Parent Portal shortly after the close of each marking period. The four marking periods end in November, January, April, and June. Parent conferences are held upon request Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school and an evening conference time is be available at the Middle and High Schools once a semester. Each school will notify parents of the times and dates.
The Summer Enrichment Program at the Middle School offers children in grade K-8 a variety of enrichment courses; for information, call 201-816-4946.