The philosophy and mission of the middle school is to make the transition from childhood to adolescence a positive period of development that will enable students to excel to the best of their abilities. Our philosophy will stress the development of the whole child by instilling in students a sense of positive self-worth, self-respect, self-confidence and a belief that each can succeed. At Depew Middle School, in cooperation with families, we will provide students with the necessary academic and personal/social knowledge, skills and attitudes to succeed in the middle-level grades, high school and beyond.