The Middle School faculty has a thorough understanding of how emerging adolescents learn. Academics focus on acquiring, solidifying, and refining foundational learning skills including collecting information; generating, organizing, manipulating, and expressing ideas; critical thinking; and analysis.
The acquisition of strong organizational skills is emphasized across all four years. Small advisory groups allow seventh and eighth graders an opportunity to work closely with an advisor who gets to know the students well and can monitor progress. At the end of their middle school years, students are fully prepared for the rigors of the Upper School program.
The Middle School years are such a vastly important time in the growth of children. The adults who teach, challenge, advise, supervise, and engage in joyful play with these mercurial young women and men are aware of, and lovingly embrace, these attributes of Middle School students.