School Features at Loiederman Middle School


  • Comprehensive academic program with arts integration and arts acceleration
  • High school course offerings in math, foreign language, science, English and the arts (13 total) 
  • Integrated Arts Course - Perspectives
  • Girted and Talented offerings in Math, English, Social Studies and Science
  • Special Education - inclusion model
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


  • 13 courses offered for High School credit in Dance as a Fine Art 1/2, Foundations of Art 1 A/B, Theater 1 A/B, Concert Orchestra 1 A/B, Chorus 1 A/B, Advanced English 8, Algebra 1, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, Spanish 1, 2, & 3, French 1 & 2
  • Average 8th grader completes 3.6 high school credits

After School Activities Include



Dance Companies– Sr. & Jr.
Drama Club
Excel Beyond the Bell
Extended Learning Opportunities
Geography Club
Green Team
Homework Club
Jazz Band
Literary Lions Newspaper
National Jr. Art Honor Society
Open Art Lab
Pep Band
Pyramid Atlantic: Bookmaking/Paper Arts
Step Team
Student Government Association


  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Boys and Girls Softball
  • Co-Ed Cross Country
  • Intramural Sports


  • Assistive Technology: Audio Books, AlphaSmarts, Danas, Franklin Spellers and Kurzweil Connect Ed for broadcast phone calls, Google Chrome Books
  • Digital Piano Keyboards
  • Labs- 2 Dell Labs and 2 Mac Labs
  • Promethean Boards + Interactive Technology in 65% of rooms
  • Reading Programs: Read 180, Read About, Reading Advantage and Soliloquy
  • UDL

Learning Supports

  • Accelerated and Enriched Instructional Support Teachers
  • Exended learning opporuniies
  • Linkages to Learning– connecting families to social services
  • Lion's Den support - during lunch time
  • Student Support Center


  • John F. Kennedy Center School of Excellence in Arts Education, 2010
  • Chamber Choir Superior Rating at State Festival, 2010 and 2011
  • Positive Behaviors, Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Gold Award in MD, 2010
  • National Board Certified Staff: Logan (Social Studies), Meyer (ESOL), Tran (ESOL)
  • Montgomery County NAACP Educator of the Year Nominee:  Watford
  • Montgomery County Counselor of the Year Nominee: Powell
  • Montgomery County Support Professional Staff Member of the Year Nominee: Ripkin

Arts Course Offerings

  • Choral Music: Chorus 6, Intermediate Chorus, Chamber Chorus  
  • Dance: Beginning Dance, Intermediate Dance, Dance as a Fine Art
  • Film Production:  Lights, Camera, Literacy
  • Instrumental Music: Band, Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra, Digital Music, Concert Band 1/2
  • Integrated Arts: Perspectives in the Fine Arts
  • Theater: Theater 6, Theater 7, Theater 1/2
  • Visual Art: Art 6, Art 7, and Foundations of Art 1/2, Digital Art

Learning in and through the Arts

Artful Thinking Across Content Areas

Artful Thinking is a program developed by Harvard University’s Project Zero designed to create a model approach for integrating the arts into regular classroom instruction.
The purpose of Artful Thinking is to help all subject-area teachers regularly use works of visual art and music in their curriculum in ways that strengthen student thinking, learning and expression.




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A. Mario Loiederman Web Team
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