The O’Neal Middle School emphasizes a traditional, structured program of academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, community service, and special events for the education of the whole child.
The O’Neal faculty expects students to stretch their abilities and to strive to fulfill their potential. They want students to be active learners. To help students meet these goals, teachers seek to know and understand them as individuals and to provide them with the challenges, encouragement and support they need to grow intellectually and personally.
O’Neal students are active in extracurricular activities and events with competitive athletics beginning in the sixth grade for boys and girls. Coupled with fine arts programming and a strong community service effort, the Middle School offers many opportunities to develop special interests and talents, to take initiative, and to work cooperatively and effectively with others.
In middle schools, good discipline is essential to the learning environment and to the tone of daily life at O’Neal. It begins with self-discipline and consideration for others. The School expects students to understand and to observe basic rules, but also to display the standards of conduct appropriate to the given situation in a setting where civility and mutual respect are the rule, not the exception.