• Harry M. Arndt Middle School is located in the suburbs of Hickory, North Carolina. It is one of five middle schools in the Catawba County Schools District, and is in the Saint Stephen's High School fedder area. Arndt serves 7th and 8th graders, and has a current enrollment of 672 students. Arndt employs 37 full-time teachers, who are all highly-qualified in the curriculum they teach. Arndt offers a a well-rounded education in the areas of core academics, arts, and career and technology development. Arndt also offers a wide variety of athletics, clubs, activities, and competitive events to encourage school involvement and spirit. 


    Arndt's Mission

    "To inspire all students to reach their full potential"

    Arndt's Vision

    "H. M. Arndt Middle School is committed to providing a diverse and challenging learning environment that enables students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful participants in an ever-changing global community."


    Arndt's Belief Statements

    We believe that:

    -All students are unique and learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

    -Student learning is the top priority of our school.

    -Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

    -A safe, orderly, comfortable, and engaging environment promotes maximum student learning.

    -Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission and vision.

    -Adolescence is a period of significant physical, social, and emotional change; therefore, this age student should be educated about those changes in a caring environment that builds self-confidence through self-awareness. 

    -School is an inviting place that operates on mutual respect.

    -The arts, humanities, technology and the advisor/advisee program are integral parts of the middle school concept.