Mission & Vision
“How do we learn?”
“What can we create?”
“What does it mean to lead?”
These three essential questions form the basis of instruction at the Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS), a School District middle school opening in September 2016. SLA-MS is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with Drexel University and its commitment to inquiry-based science, SLA-MS provides a vigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students at SLA-MS learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes.
The structure of the Science Leadership Academy Middle School reflects its core values, with longer class periods to allow for more laboratory work in science classes and performance-based learning in all classes. In addition, students will have weekly opportunities to work with University and Community partners, as well as with The Academy of Natural Sciences.
At SLA-MS, learning is not just something that happens from 8:15am to 3:20pm, but a continuous process that expands beyond the four walls of the classroom into every facet of our lives.
SLA-MS is currently located at the Dornsife Center at Drexel, located at 36th and Spring Garden, while our permanent home is being constructed.
News & Updates
Dear Families of Science Leadership Academy Middle School Students: Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope that this letter finds you well and that you have all been enjoying your summer thus far. In addition to welcoming everyone “back to school”, I want...read more
On Thursday September 29th the School District School Selection Portal will open for the 2017-2018 School Selection Process. You can access the portal at...read more
The SLA Middle School website has been redesigned and updated for ease of use. Please be patient with us as we are still adding and updating content.read more