Laying the Groundwork. Strengthening the Foundation. Building the Bridge.
In the middle school, girls develop curiosity, tenacity and intellectual carefulness. They research problems, brainstorm solutions, create prototypes, test and revise.
Signature Academic Programs
Study Habits & Intellectual Virtue
Study habits and intellectual virtue program
Classical roots in grades 6 and 7 and a full year of Latin in grade 8
Design thinking and integrated science, technology, engineering and math
Lab-based Introduction to Physical Science in grade 8
Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Ireland study abroad program
Full year of intensive study in Geography
Intensive skills development in math, writing and grammar, reading and reasoning
Double offering of Literature and Language Arts in grades 6 and 7
Small classes averaging 15 encourage a high level of rapport between students and teachers. Our middle school faculty know how to tap and channel the intellectual energy and passion of middle school girls.
During the middle school years, students gradually take ownership of their learning. They grow in self-knowledge, build and value friendships, and come to understand their responsibility to each other as well as to the wider community.
Our middle school curriculum sets girls up for success in our rigorous upper school college preparatory, honors and AP courses, while a wide variety of cocurricular activities allows them to explore and develop interests.