Located in “The City of Good Living,” San Carlos, California, Central Middle School has been described as “a gem in the community”. The original school opened in 1930 and has a long tradition of providing rich learning experiences for children in a warm, caring environment.
We offer a range of elective classes providing both support and enrichment opportunities for students. After a major remodel and addition completed during the 2014-2015 school year, our students moved into a brand new building designed with innovative learning spaces that encourage community building, flexible groupings and blended learning. Approximately 555 sixth through eighth grade students are enrolled during the 2017-18 school year, with classes arranged on a modified block schedule with a traditional calendar. We share our campus with Arroyo School (a 4/5 upper elementary school), which opened in the fall of 2016.
Central Middle School is committed to building a strong community of learners modeled around the 5 Cs (Citizenship, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Communication) and project-based learning. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive school environment where every student can grow and thrive.