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. They must continue to build foundations of academic, athletic, and aesthetic excellence; in addition, they must strengthen those elements that constitute their core values.
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; the cautious child who didn't want to go away for the three-day trip to Outdoor School in sixth grade shouts confidently as she whizzes down the 75-foot zip line on the eighth grade trip to Echo Hill.
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.