At Kernan Middle School, we aim higher! From our focus on academic excellence and our countless opportunities for students to stretch and grow, our Kernan community is truly special. We are passionate about helping each child reach their fullest potential during these critical middle school years. Kernan teachers and staff go the extra mile to form a unique bond with each student as an individual, guiding them to discover their unique strengths and passions, and giving them the tools to succeed in school and in life.
Our parents have high expectations for their children and trust that at Kernan Middle
School, we uphold those values every day. We are serious about learning and we help
students expect great things from themselves. Our families come from many backgrounds
and appreciate that Kernan offers children the chance to experience true diversity while in a secure neighborhood school setting. Parents also appreciate the wide variety of accelerated programs, electives and sports we offer as we grow well-rounded students ready to take on the challenges of high school and beyond.
Kernan students thrive in our supportive, “can do” culture. They know that our teachers are invested in their well-being, academic progress and future success. This brings a campus-wide sense of pride in performance and leads to each individual feeling confident in their abilities. We also make middle school memorable, allowing students to discover new interests through extracurricular offerings such as band, guitar, theater, art, computer/ digital technology, and more. Our Kernan Ospreys practice good sportsmanship and teamwork by participating in or cheering on our many sports teams. Our Osprey school spirit truly soars!
At Kernan Middle School, we know one of our most important jobs is giving our students the foundation they need to excel in high school, college and careers. Through innovation and acceleration, we offer children the chance to achieve this and more. Our Gifted and Talented Education Academy (GATE) program provides gifted curricula for all core content areas. In addition, Kernan students can enroll in Pre-Early College, a highly sought-after elective providing the opportunity to earn valuable high school and college credits. We keep our eyes on the future with programs such as our Global Scholars elective, connecting our children with students around the world through interactive, online classrooms. Your child will learn that the sky’s the limit when it comes to their capacity to learn, grow and accomplish.
It would be easy to think of middle school simply as a transition from childhood to high school, kind of a way station or holding pattern. At Kernan, we see middle school as a priceless period for a student to blossom into the best version of themselves. Yes, we expect a lot from our children but through the development of self-reliance, responsibility and confidence, our students see their own worth and set their own high expectations. Kernan Middle School is a place where we all learn with excitement, believe in each other and explore the unlimited and exciting opportunities ahead.