About Nature Coast Middle School


Located on a quiet, 5-acre campus just north of Chiefland, NCMS is a free public school that is privately operated in order to provide small classes and innovative programs in the arts, sciences, and technology.  We offer a caring, individualized approach to education with the most up- to-date curriculum and programs to help our students prepare for the challenges of high school and beyond.


Developmental Responsiveness

We believe that an effective middle school environment is sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.

Our Program will focus on meeting the following seven needs of middle school students:

  1. Positive social interaction with adults and peers.
  2. Structure and clear limits
  3. Physical activity
  4. Creative expression
  5. A sense of competence and achievement
  6. Meaningful participation in families and school
  7. Opportunities for self-definition within a supportive community

Academic Excellence

We believe that all students should be taught to use their minds well and to achieve high academic standards. Our school provides an innovative educational program that stimulates their interest, channels their energies, and develops their abilities.

Social Equity

We strive to be socially equitable, democratic, and fair. Our goal is to provide every student with opportunities for success and personal growth through a focus on individual needs within a supportive school environment.

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