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Remaking Middle School

Remaking Middle School

Let's re-envision and remake the middle school years as positive and transformative educational experiences for all young adults.

“As we increasingly understand the critical role this season of development is for young people, we can no longer be satisfied with the current state of middle school.”

– Nancy Deutsch, Professor


Remake Middle School Ignite A Movement

Listening Tour

You are invited you to participate in the Middle School Listening Tour! Your voice and perspective is important in our work and we value your feedback. We want to know what comes to mind when you hear “middle school?” What do you think is and isn’t working for middle school students today? What is the future of middle level education?

Learning Series

In the RMS Learning Series, we explore how educators and other youth-serving professionals can translate the science of young adolescent development to practice.

Design Teams

The purpose of the Remaking Middle School Design Teams is to bring together innovative thinkers and doers to generate ideas, tools and resources to transform the middle grades and aligned to and support the developmental needs for young adolescents.


The Lessons in Adolescence Podcast offers actionable insights about young adolescent learning and development from in-school and out-of-school educators, researchers and developmental scientists, thought leaders, and other caring adults.

Join Us

Reimagining middle school requires a collective effort—from those in the school building to those in the state legislature. Contact us or sign up for Remaking Middle School updates to learn how you can help transform education for adolescents across the country.

Making an impact on adolescents

25 %

of students say a teacher or school counselor has had an indelible impact on their success.

About Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex, The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, is a trans-disciplinary center that aims to expand and apply the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world.