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    Sutton Middle School Mission Statement
    Sutton Middle School will implement an IB program with depth and fidelity for all students in order to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who will graduate ready for high school, college, and career.
    Sutton Middle School Vision
    A high performing school where students, educators, and families work together to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
    Sutton is an International Baccalaureate World School
    Sutton Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in collaboration with North Atlanta High School. This program promotes active lifelong learning through interdisciplinary planning. Students are encouraged to question and evaluate information critically, to seek out and explore the links between their classroom subjects, and to develop an awareness of their place in the world.

    In the spring of 2008, Sutton and North Atlanta High School received joint authorization as an IB MYP, becoming the only schools in the city of Atlanta or Fulton County, public or private, to offer this course of study. In addition, all of Sutton’s feeder elementary schools offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Therefore, the North Atlanta cluster currently offers the first fully articulated IB K-12 educational model in Georgia.

    Curriculum and Instruction
    Sutton implements instruction and assessment of the Georgia Standards of Excellence through use of the IB MYP framework. Each student's schedule consists of homeroom and seven courses of study: five academic courses and two Connections classes. The classes are:
    • Connections (Connections classes are taken on a semester basis and some are electives):
      • Arts
        • Band
        • Chorus (Grades 6 & 7)
        • Dance
        • General Music
        • Guitar
        • Orchestra
        • Piano
        • Theatre
        • Visual Arts
      • Design
        • Business
        • Introduction to Design
        • Innovations
        • Audio, Visual, Technology, and Film
      • Physical Health Education
        • Health
        • PE
    • Individuals and Societies (Social Studies)
    • Language Acquisition (World Language)
      • French
      • Spanish
    • Language and Literature (English/Language Arts)
    • Math
    • Science

    Arriving and Leaving Sutton

    Both Sutton campuses are open to receive all students 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the instructional day; on a regular schedule, when the day begins at 9:15 A.M., students may enter the building at 8:45 A.M., this is when bus riders may exit the bus. Students may not enter either building prior to 8:45 A.M.

    Students must depart within 15 minutes of the end of the instructional day unless they are supervised in an extracurricular activity.

    *Students who arrive prior to the school opening times above or do not depart after the closing times above may be referred to the school social worker.