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Creating lifelong learners

In the heart of Northdale, Ben Hill Middle is creating leaders by offering a student-centered educational experience. Our Scholar Quest high school credit offerings include Math and Science Honors, Spanish and Digital Information Technology. Our Electives engage students as they sample our award-winning Culinary program, Music, Robotics and more before focusing on their favorite options in-depth. Classmates connect through our many sports teams, while clubs such as National Junior Honors Society, Ambassador Leadership Academy and Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) encourage students to make an impact in our community. Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) develops a culture in which students feel included in problem-solving and building relationships. Our Sixth Grade Structure includes a summer transition camp helping students feel supported and empowered in their new learning environment. In our Ben Hill Bears, we encourage students to share in curriculum decision-making—as our students achieve Bear Character: Citizenship, Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness and Caring.


Sixth Grade Structure

Our sixth grade structure is designed to group students who are new to middle school together for their first year as they become comfortable with the dynamics of their new school.

Scholar Quest

Scholar Quest engages students in accelerated courses, featuring advanced academics and unique future-focused career learning opportunities. Courses often allow students to receive high school credits.


Sample several fascinating subjects as a 6th grade student before taking a deeper dive into the fields that interest and inspire you most in 7th and 8th grades.

Clubs & Sports Teams

Spark new friendships, stay active and bring your learning to life in one of more than a dozen clubs, service organizations or sports teams—including boys' and girls' basketball, volleyball, track, soccer and flag football.

Social Emotional Learning

Every middle school student's education includes Social Emotional Learning or "SEL." Our SEL curriculum builds character and resilience, focusing on self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.

Nature's Classroom

All 6th grade students join in a multi-day field research study along the Hillsborough River in our 365-acre outdoor educational preserve. Using scientific techniques, students discover our area's vital plant and animal life.

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Academic Competitions

Showcasing skills on a local, state or national stage, our students take part in a range of academic competitions such as Math Bowls, student literacy competitions and Hillsborough's STEM Fair—the largest in the Southeast US.

Career & Technical Education

Prepare for life with Career & Technical Education or "CTE" courses focused on real-world skills that are valuable in today's workforce. Hillsborough Schools is proud to be a state and national leader in CTE offerings.

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Preparing Students for Life