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Middlebury Academy's Mission

Middlebury Academy, serving grades K-8, is dedicated to improving the lives of its students by providing authentic learning experiences in a collaborative, nurturing environment that will build a foundation for students’ success in school, at future work, and in life.  To achieve the mission, our School will integrate current learning technologies into each classroom. We will offer authentic learning experiences that are representative of how children learn best, as well as offer a schedule and support activities that enable each student to reach to his or her potential.  We want our students to leave with the skills and abilities necessary to achieve academic excellence, personal growth, and success as lifelong learners.  This mission requires the support of the faculty, staff, families, and community in order to encourage and empower students to be responsible and valued citizens.

Our Vision

The Vision of Middlebury Academy is to foster a love of learning and develop a multicultural environment, through communication that focuses on problem solving, scientific and technological strategies, languages and entrepreneurship in our students.

Parent Notification: Statewide Testing and Compulsory Attendance

Middlebury Academy is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Ohio Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take Ohio Achievement Assessments, AIR Assessment, Ohio Graduation Tests, or any other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter contact, Director, Mr. Garth, or the Ohio Department of Education.

Snow Day Information

In case of inclement weather that is bad enough to close the school, we will post the school closings on Fox 8, WEWS, WKYC, and 19 Action News. We will notify you of closings via our “all call” system and on our Facebook page (search: Middlebury Preparatory Academy). If Akron Public Schools close due to inclement weather, Middlebury Academy will also be closed. Please be sure to continually update your contact information with the main office to ensure that we can keep you informed with the "all call" system.

Middlebury Academy Conducts Winter NWEA-MAP Testing

Over the next few weeks we will be having our Winter round of testing here at Middlebury. Students will take the Winter session of the NWEA MAP testing where they will show all that they know in order for us to measure their progress thus far. Students in grades K-2 will take the math and reading test on the computer. Students in grades 3-8 will take the math, reading, and science tests on the computer. All students have set goals for their Winter MAP tests, so please ask them over the next few days if they’ve met their goals! 

Middlebury Says No to Bullying

  The Middlebury Academy  Believe It Or Not I Care (B.I.O.N.I.C.) team speaks out against bullying in a presentation during lunch.  Officer Jeff Edsell from the Akron Police Department, Monique Swain, the intervention specialist, and Mrs. McKeen, the art teacher and student adviser assist with the presentation. The BIONIC team started an anti bullying campaing earlier this year which teaches their peers the importants of not bullying and how to speak up for change.

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress

Eighth grade students engaged in MAP assessments

This year, the quarterly Scantron assessment has been replaced with the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress or MAP assessment.  The MAP is a computer adaptive test with great features, which will prove to be beneficial for the students.  Take a look at some of the excellent advantages of the MAP:

•The data received from the tests will be used to foster improvement in academic performance.

•The test items are adaptive, in that the items adjust to student responses.