MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Our Middle School students start and end their day in Advisory, forming 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.
Middle School students attend classes in English, Social Studies, Science, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Spanish or French. They also participate in electives, co-curricular activities and a week-long “minimester” where they explore a single topic in-depth. [more]
RECESS AND PLAY
At Sheridan, we believe in the power of play. Our new playground was designed to meet the unique needs of middle schoolers as well as younger children. It’s a place to do more than blow off steam — it’s a place to develop confidence, practice social skills, and enjoy unstructured time. Every grade has a minimum of two recesses per day, every day.
We know the social and emotional education of children is of equal importance to their academic learning. Middle school years are famous for their social and emotional challenges, and our school counselor works closely with Middle School faculty and staff to respond to individual needs, work with classes as a whole, and incorporate coping strategies into the school day. [more]
SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION
Social justice is a fundamental value of our school that is infused within all aspects of our culture and curriculum. In our Middle School, social justice moves far beyond awareness. Instead of simply identifying where injustice occurs, our students are empowered to address important social issues by taking action to make the world a more equitable place.
We regularly assess and evaluate students’ conceptual understandings, skill acquisition, content acquisition, work habits, and social-emotional growth, both formally and informally. We share student progress with families through weekly newsletters, student-led conferences and report cards.