The Middle School
In Middle School, educators provide students with the skills to adapt to their changing minds and bodies, and to the ever-expanding academic workload. The school offers a strong foundation in the humanities, math, science, foreign languages, the visual and performing arts, and music.
In the fall of 2012 we will begin accepting 8th graders into our boarding program. See our International and Boarding page for more information.
Based on a student-centered philosophy, middle-schoolers play an active role in their own education by participating in hands-on activities that aim to hone their leadership skills and prepare them for greater independence and intellectual challenge. Organization and study skills are stressed during this time, and students have the opportunity to focus on new skills, such as note-taking, outlining, and research and study techniques. Experiential learning and outdoor education are integral components of an education at the middle school level. Annual middle school trips during the day and overnight allow students to implement what they’ve learned in the classroom and encourage them to participate in community-building exercises.read more