Middle School

Our Middle School curriculum is designed to meet the essential developmental needs of young adolescents in grades six through eight. Students at this level must develop their individuality while also experiencing a sense of belonging. 
During these years, change is the norm, and we of the Middle School faculty and staff embrace that change. Every day, we witness inspiring transformations: the seventh grader intimidated by math becomes a class leader when she suddenly grasps eighth grade algebra; the eighth grader who never heard of lacrosse emerges as a starting midfielder; the sixth grader reluctant to speak up in class finds a new voice in front of the audience in the Middle School play or his public speaking class.

Students must continue to build foundations of academic, athletic, and aesthetic excellence, while also strengthening those elements that constitute their core values. To that end, we carefully provide the most effective balance of challenge, fun, and support to help each child find their way, under the careful guidance and personal attention of our dedicated teachers. 

Continuing the work of a dedicated Lower School faculty; we give our Middle School students worthy challenges so that they recognize and strive for excellence. That expectation of excellence guides our students toward a fulfilling academic, social, and emotional adulthood.

Middle School Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Margaret Reed

    Margaret Reed 

    Assistant Head of School | Head of Middle School | US Science Faculty
  • Photo of Dale Mylin

    Dale Mylin 

    Physical Education Department Chair | MS Dean of Students | MS Physical Education Faculty
  • Photo of Jennifer Brubaker

    Jennifer Brubaker 

    Global Programs Coord. | MS Dean of Students | MS Language Faculty
  • Photo of Jacqueline Smith '03

    Jacqueline Smith '03 

    MS School Counselor
  • Photo of Jill Englert

    Jill Englert 

    ESL/ESOL Instructor | Learning Specialist | Asst. Dir. of Summer Programs
  • Photo of Darren Hamric

    Darren Hamric 

    MS Administrative Assistant | MS/US Library Assistant

Program Specialties

  • Strong advisory program, fostering close teacher-student relationships and healthy peer relationships
  • Emphasis on critical reading and academic writing skills
  • Integrated teaching of study skills throughout curriculum
  • Foreign Languages: Spanish and Chinese in grades 6-8, with French and Latin options added in grade 8
  • STEM offerings including a grade 6 technology course, competitive LEGO robotics, animation art, and programming
  • Annual Science Fair curriculum through which students excel at the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair
  • Fine and performing arts electives include studio art, chorus, dance, music ensembles, and theater 

List of 4 items.

  • $3.5 M

  • 3

    grades: sixth-eighth
  • 4

    MS Field Trips and International Exhanges
  • 8:1

    Student Teacher Ratio
Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.