Philosophy and Purpose
The members of the Ohio Middle Level Association believe that a school serving middle level students is an educational process that serves the needs of the middle level child. Middle level schools maintain their child-centered focus by developing programs and activities that nurture the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being of the young adolescent. The middle level environment is a positive, caring, and motivating learning atmosphere that recognizes and is attentive to the variety of learning styles and enhances self-esteem.
OMLA’s principle purpose is to promote the middle level concept and provide a medium for those involved with Ohio’s elementary, middle and junior high schools to share with one another.