Southern Middle School serves more than 850 students in grades six through eight. Its academic curriculum includes various subjects, such as language arts, math, science and social studies. The school also offers a range of extracurricular programs in art, music, band, orchestra and health education. It organizes a variety of fundraising events and activities, such as family nights, concerts and yearbook sales. The school operates several student organizations, including the National Junior Honor Society and drama and recycle clubs. In addition, Southern Middle School offers foreign language programs in French and Spanish. It has a parent-teacher association that supports and sponsors school events and activities. Located in Lothian, Md., Southern Middle School is a part of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, which operates several elementary, middle and high schools.