Middle School


Middle School - Grades 5-8

The Middle School helps each student discover and develop his or her own special talents while at the same time refining the essential skills needed to function in a most challenging academic environment. The academic program is supplemented with daily physical education classes, a full fine arts curriculum, trips of many kinds and explorations into co-curricular activities. Emphasis is placed upon effective and compassionate communication, consideration and tolerance of others, the development of teamwork and the strengthening of one's value system.
The school program is an extremely full and busy one. All students take classes in the fundamental disciplines, as well as art, music, computer, physical education, personal development, keyboarding skills and a wide range of short-term elective courses. The program is supplemented by diversified assembly program; interesting day and overnight trips; major dramatic productions; special math, social studies and science competitions; internal and external community service projects; and an energetic student council program. The After School Program is available at the end of the day.

Classes are small, each student has an advisor, the reporting system allows for specialized narratives at narrowly spaced intervals, all of which helps assure parents that the progress of their child is being closely followed. A strong counseling program reinforces the work of the advisor and head grade advisor and provides parents with additional resources within the school.

We believe passionately in the right of each student to take advantage of every aspect of the school program. Therefore, we react very strongly to abusive behavior of any type, which will not be tolerated.

Tim Weymouth
Interim Head of Middle School

Middle School Handbook

The Middle School Handbook provides students with a foundation for school policies, expectations and values, and it also helps current and prospective parents understand the Middle School experience.