Middle School

Middle School classes are small and discussion-based, with 12-16 students per teacher. This allows teachers to engage students in a dynamic learning process of interdisciplinary, project-oriented curricula that encourages students to be inquisitive, critical thinkers. The three-year course of study exposes students to a broad knowledge base and readies them for the scholastic commitments expected in the Upper School.

Students are required to take a comprehensive academic program. In addition to the core curriculum, Middle School students study a foreign language (Mandarin and Spanish), computer science and the arts. Students are also immersed in New York City and the world around them through visits to locations such as Black Rock Forest, Clearpool Education Center, Boston and Washington D.C. 

Explore the Curriculum

6th Grade

6th Grade Curriculum

Students are required to take a comprehensive academic program. In addition to the core curriculum, Middle School students begin formalized study of a modern language (Mandarin and Spanish). Computer classes introduce students to more advanced skills, and the arts continue to be an integral part of the program.

The course of study exposes students to a broad knowledge base and readies them for the scholastic commitments expected in the Upper School.

7th Grade

7th Grade Curriculum

Students are required to take a comprehensive academic program. In addition to the core curriculum, Middle School students begin formalized study of a modern language (Mandarin and Spanish). Computer classes introduce students to more advanced skills, and the arts continue to be an integral part of the program.

The course of study exposes students to a broad knowledge base and readies them for the scholastic commitments expected in the Upper School.

8th Grade

8th Grade Curriculum

Students are required to take a comprehensive academic program. In addition to the core curriculum, Middle School students begin formalized study of a modern language (Mandarin and Spanish). Computer classes introduce students to more advanced skills, and the arts continue to be an integral part of the program.

The course of study exposes students to a broad knowledge base and readies them for the scholastic commitments expected in the Upper School.


 

Electives

Middle School students have access to a range of elective courses, allowing them to explore their academic talents, passions, and interests.

 See past Middle School electives.

The Arts

In Middle School arts courses, students express themselves through visual arts, theater and music, while expanding their creative problem-solving skills. 

See courses offered.