Pegasus teachers inspire future leaders by holding students to high standards and challenging them through a rigorous curriculum. The knowledgeable and supportive faculty understands and responds to the unique needs of adolescents, fostering in each student a sense of confidence, ethics, and respect for others. In addition to providing a strong academic foundation, the Middle School faculty weaves our community values of responsibility, kindness, teamwork, generosity, creativity, curiosity, courage, integrity, and perseverance through our curriculum. Public speaking, critical thinking skills, and digital citizenship are also emphasized throughout the Middle School program.

SEMESTER SYSTEM
 
The Middle School runs on a semester system in which students take two to three exams per semester. Parents receive progress reports from each subject teacher halfway through the semester and a final grade report at the end of each semester. On the progress report, Middle School teachers address each student’s specific strengths and areas that require improvement. Parent-teacher conferences are held twice per year, once in the fall and once in the spring.

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  • Advisory

    Advisory is a key component in the life of middle school students. Students are assigned an advisor, mainly a grade-level teacher, who serves as a “point person” for them. Advisory groups meet formally once a week. The advisory period provides a safe place where students can discuss ideas, bring up concerns, and receive encouragement from their advisor and from other students. For example, sixth-grade advisories discuss adapting to middle school at the start of the year. Eighth-grade advisories discuss the upcoming transition into high school.
  • Tutorial

    Middle School students have tutorial at the end of the day on Mondays through Thursdays. Students may use this period to get started on homework, work in small groups, receive extra help, and make up tests/quizzes after being absent. All students are assigned a particular tutorial teacher, but they may visit any teachers/classrooms they choose.
  • Electives

    In addition to the required curriculum, the Middle School offers a variety of electives for students. Electives vary by year and are often driven by student interest. Current electives include 3-D Art, Admissions Essay Writing, Algalita, ASB (student government), Children's Literature, Coding, Dance, Debate, Drawing, English Lab, French, Games for the Brain, Minecraft Game Design, National History Day, Math Lab, Painting, Service Learning, Spanish Improv & Skits, Sports & Teamwork, Theater, Video & Media Production, Vocal Music, Woodworking, Yearbook, and Yoga.

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The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.