All Middle School students study English, history, mathematics, science, world languages (offerings in Spanish, French, and Latin), and fine arts, and participate in physical education or sports. In Grades 7 & 8, students choose from a variety of electives which allow them to explore their passions while strengthening their skills. The academic program is designed to build strong foundations in reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
Interdisciplinary study truly begins in Grades 5 - 8 as evidenced by the division's Academic Highlights, including 1:1 Program, Computer Science Program, Destination Imagination, Fifth Grade Orchestra, Humanities, Life Skills, Quests, Singapore Math, and Single Gender Math & Science. View the Grades 5 - 8 Curriculum Guide for a detailed look at the program.
Instead of homerooms, Advisory groups consisting of a faculty member and a small number of students meet four days a week. The Advisory program centers on team building, leadership, and character development. The teacher is an advocate for his/her advisees, oversees their academic progress, and meets with their parents at scheduled parent-teacher conferences during the year.