About Fridley Middle School

Welcome to Fridley Middle School - an IB World School!

Fridley Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School that offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in grades 5-8. 

There are many outstanding reasons to attend Fridley Middle School - we have committed and compassionate teachers, a diverse student learning environment that prepares students for a global workplace, and a strong focus on challenging all students to new learning. 

In addition, our grade-level team structures are strategically designed to build community. Students also benefit from multiple opportunities to get involved, including a multitude of activities and athletics and community service activities.

Fridley Middle School became an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in 2007. The IB Middle Years Programme provides a challenging, comprehensive curriculum framework that encourages students to make connections between subjects studied and the real world through global contexts. Students develop Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, preparing all students  for success through collaboration, self-management, research, communication, and critical and reflective thinking skills.  


Why Choose Fridley Middle School?

  • Access to International Baccalaureate Programmes
    • All middle school students have access to the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) that provides a rigorous curriculum.
  • Early Focus on College & Careers
    • AVID and GET READY programs offered, as well as many college exploration opportunities!
  • Positive, Welcoming School Culture
    • Many school-wide engagement opportunities for students and staff, including Restorative Circles, WIN Time, and Social Emotional Learning lessons.
  • Outstanding Student Support
    • Four grade-level deans, dedicated restorative dean, family & cultural liaison, psychologist, social worker 
      and more!
  • Small school atmosphere with LARGE school opportunities
    • Committed and compassionate teachers who build one-on-one relationships with students
    • Award-winning student activity groups and sports teams
    • Focus on character-building, leadership and community service opportunities



Benefits of MYP

  • Build confidence in managing their own learning
  • Learn by doing, connecting the classroom to the larger world
  • Outperform non-IB students in critical academic skills
  • Consistently have greater success in IB Diploma Programme examinations
  • Thrive in positive school cultures where they are engaged and motivated to excel
  • Develop an understanding of global challenges and a commitment to act as responsible citizens.

Meet the Principals

Dr. Amy Cochran

A Message From The Principal

Welcome to Fridley Middle School where our motto is “Everybody Learns Everyday”.  In order to deliver impactful educational opportunities for each and every student, we as educators must persistently pursue ways to improve and refine our craft. It is our commitment to consistently seek growth for all student and staff engaged in the learning process at Fridley Middle School.  Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s learning and development.  


Dr. Amy Cochran
Fridley Middle School Principal