In creating a strong foundation for High School, the Middle School program emphasizes critical thinking, academic skill development, creativity, independence, and responsibility. An advisory team assigns a teacher-advisor to every student to address student concerns, serve as a mentor, and provide academic, social, and emotional guidance. In addition to the core curricular areas of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science, Middle School students may explore modern languages, music, theater, dance, visual arts, and health and wellness.
Building on the basic skills of Hebrew and Chumash (Bible) text study, Middle School students are introduced to Neviim (Prophets), Mishna and Talmud (Rabbinic literature), and Israeli history and culture. Students who have no previous day school background attend a lateral entry program tailored to their skill level in Judaics and Hebrew language to help them integrate successfully into the Middle School.
Computer proficiency is an important component of the Middle School curriculum. Beginning in fifth grade, students learn core technology skills by using computers in both General and Judaic Studies classes. The school has a full wireless network and Internet access. The goal of the computer program is for students to develop not only the proficiency in the skills they need for middle school work, but to ensure their ability to work with technology in high school.
Beth Tfiloh's Creative Arts Department provides a far-ranging curriculum in creative and performing arts, including visual arts, drama, choral music and instrumental music. Students may also choose from a variety of extracurricular arts activities, the two most popular being the yearly musicals or the BT Middle School tech crew.