The Montessori middle school curriculum was developed as an integrated whole to serve the developmental needs of children from ages 13 to 15. The secondary design is an integration of the current research in human development, research based education practices, and the Montessori philosophy. The mission of the program is to provide opportunities for adolescents to be self-confident and gain self-knowledge, to belong to a community, to learn to be adaptable, to be challenged personally and academically, and to construct a vision for their personal future; thus, to empower and educate early adolescents.It is based on the premise that the adolescent is an active, self-directed learner, a vital member of his or her class, school, city and global community, a vital member of the teacher-student-parent team, and responsible for keeping commitments, being honest, and respectful.