Casady Middle Division in Oklahoma City

Providing unparalleled support as students undergo tremendous growth academically and developmentally.
At Casady, our middle school-aged students are in a place of dynamic changes. These students enter as fifth graders full of enthusiastic anticipation and leave as eighth graders ready to face the challenges of their high school years.
 
Casady’s Middle Division emphasizes responsibility: for ourselves and our own actions; for doing the right thing at the right time; and for others in our world. Our Middle Division students learn to balance their time in a well-rounded educational environment that prepares them to be leaders in a world of uncertainty and change.
 
We care deeply about each of our students and want them to excel – not just academically but as well-rounded, decent and caring individuals. Through daily Chapel services, our students learn moral and ethical principles that guide them through their middle school years and the rest of their lives. 

Our Philosophy

Students in their middle school years are developing and changing rapidly and must engage in a way that interests them and helps them connect subject matter with the world around them. The hallmarks of our educational approach in the Middle Division are creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and integration.
 
We give Middle Division students additional and increasing freedom as they progress through the division. This freedom comes in the form of choices of elective classes, competitive sports, and activities. With these increasing choices comes additional responsibility for assignments and homework. The Middle Division years are a time to begin the lessons of organization and prioritization. Though gaining these skills isn’t always easy, our dedicated faculty and advisory program help guide our students in progressing toward that goal.
 
As students enter seventh and eighth grade, they participate in the SEE (Seventh and Eighth Grade Enrichment) Program. In this program, students volunteer at charitable organizations throughout the metro and participate in seminars on various life-skills topics

House System

Tradition is a very important component to the life of a school like Casady. Whether it’s cheering for our beloved Cyclones in a big game against another SPC team, singing the Casady Hymn during Friday morning Chapel, or standing in line for that second, third, or even fourth cinnamon roll, we all have traditions that we hold close to our hearts, that define us as people, as a school, as a community.

For many years, independent schools like Casady have come together in a spirit of good-natured competition and play through intramural “Houses” comprised of students from all grade levels. These Houses compete against one another for recognition, participation points and special privileges.

We have four Houses to bring the Casady Middle Division community together in a way devoted to fun and competition in unpredictable and, often outrageous, ways.

Steeped in the traditions of the School, the four Houses are named after the first four headmasters to lead Casady School: Michael Martin, Shaun Kelly, Howard Taber and Robert Woolsey. Each House has faculty assigned to look after the House members, to encourage healthy competition and sportsmanship, and to rally support and participation in House activities. Each House has two Prefects, a boy and girl from the eighth grade, who participate in the planning and running of House Events.

Advisory System

Each day Middle Division students have a short advisory period during which advisors and advisees meet to strengthen their relationships and address a wide range of issues. These topics are addressed in many different formats, ranging from informal discussions or planned activities to guest presenters. The areas covered during advisory are also varied, from character development to practicing teamwork to national and international current events with a focus on how they impact the human existence.  

Advisors also help their advisees to overcome any academic or social difficulties by acting as the liaison between the School and the family and as an advocate for the student with the faculty. 
Casady School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory, Episcopal day school serving students in pre-k-12. Educating Mind, Body, and Spirit.