The Middle School program is focused on building academic and creative skills as students take on greater independence and initiative. Students in these transitional years are guided in becoming self-motivated and self-disciplined students, equipped with the knowledge and experience they will need to meet the expectations of the Upper School. Each child’s progress is carefully monitored, providing the support students need as they move from the Lower to the Middle School.
Middle School students regularly give exhibitions that demonstrate what they have learned in their humanities classes, such as the Greek Festival in grade six, the family history project in grade seven, and the memorization and recitation of Shakespeare sonnets in grade eight. Integrated science classes give students a strong background in physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. In addition, the math program advances through pre-algebra and algebra, where all 8th graders complete high school Algebra I.
In World Languages, students may choose to study French, Spanish, or Mandarin Chinese. Life Skills, which meets weekly in the Middle School, incorporates a health curriculum with decision-making and problem-solving skills.