Middle School (5 – 8)

Middle school students are curious, open, adventurous, vulnerable, and often unpredictable. To meet these needs, our Middle School program is predictable, supportive, fun, challenging, and caring. We focus on knowing and valuing each student so we can meet their individual needs and help them grow in knowledge and virtue. At this age, students need many opportunities for discussion and often learn best by being active. This is considered as we plan instruction and programs. We recognize that students in grades 5 and 6 are developmentally different than students in grades 7 and 8, therefore, our daily and weekly schedules, curriculum, teaching strategies, and student life programs are tailored to meet those unique needs.

Middle School Academics

 

Curriculum

See our Middle School Curriculum for each grade.

Learn about JanTerm for students in grades 7 and 8 and Immersion Weeks for grades 5 and 6.

Middle School Arts

 

Arts

See our Middle School art, drama, and music programs.

Middle School Student Life

 

Student Life

See more about our Middle School student life and the Middle School Calendar of events.

Basketball

 

Athletics

See our Middle School athletics.

Schedules and Classrooms

Review the Middle School daily schedule and calendar events

Our schedules are designed to meet the developmental needs of this age group. Recognizing that grades 5 and 6 students have different developmental needs than grade 7 and 8 they have their own unique schedule design. View a sample 5 and 6 daily schedule.

Grades 7 and 8 follow a more traditional, rotating schedule each week. This rotation allows students to take gender-separated core classes such as English, history, and science, and also choose 1 – 2 electives each semester. The rotating schedule includes time for Advisory and clubs which support social-emotional wellness, enrich the curriculum, and offer students leadership opportunities. View the grades 7 and 8 weekly schedule.

Meet Our Faculty

See photos and bios of our Middle School faculty and staff.