School Features at Loiederman Middle School


  • Comprehensive academic program with arts integration and arts acceleration
  • High school course offerings in Math, World Languages, English, and the Arts (13 total) 
  • 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, & 3
  • 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
Student Government Association


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

Learning Supports

  • Accelerated and Enriched Instructional Support Teachers
  • Extended learning opportunities
  • Linkages to Learning– connecting families to social services
  • ROAR room
  • 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

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. 


Comparing & Connecting


Questioning &


Exploring Viewpoints


Observing &