Overview of the Middle School

Middle school is grades 5, 6, 7, and 8, with students between the ages of 11 and 15. Our interdisciplinary Middle School curriculum builds on foundational skills, as students rise to the challenge of applying those skills to problems of ever-increasing complexity and in contexts that extend past traditional school subjects. Students sharpen their ability to communicate clearly, develop a concise argument, analyze someone else’s reasoning, think critically, and imagine real-world applications for what they have learned. Classes involve animated discussions and active learning. They speak up, they respectfully disagree, and they learn from their teachers and from one another. This process that builds confidence in their thinking as they discover who they want to be beyond Einstein.