ADVISORY: Our Middle School students start and end each day in Advisory, the Middle School version of Responsive Classroom Morning Meeting. They form strong connections with their adult advisor and a small group of peers. Our Advisory program provides students with individual academic and social-emotional mentorship and support as they navigate the often-challenging space between lower school and high school.
ACADEMICS: After Advisory, students follow a dynamic schedule of subjects led by subject-area specialists. Language Arts, Social Studies, and Math are interspersed with specials, including Science, Spanish, Physical Education, Art, and Music. The menu below provides a more detailed overview of each academic subject.
LUNCH, BREAK, and QUIET TIME / MINDFULNESS: The school day prioritizes time for two breaks, a lunch period, and numerous breaks or mindfulness sessions scheduled by teachers as needed.
Social AND Emotional Learning:
We provide ample time and space for students to explore their identities and beliefs in the middle school years. Affinity groups and clubs provide small spaces to meet with peers and explore interests. Our school counselor works closely with Middle School faculty and staff to respond to individual needs, work with classes as a whole, and incorporate healthy strategies into the school day. In our Middle School, social justice moves far beyond awareness. Instead of simply identifying where injustice occurs, our students are empowered to address critical social issues by taking action to make the world a more equitable place.