The academic program emphasizes the development of good organizational and study skills, a respect for diverse learning styles, experience in cooperative learning, and the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills.
The core curriculum includes the study of English, mathematics, science, and social studies. In the sixth grade, students begin the study of French, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Exploratory courses in computer, research skills, health, Quakerism, theater, ethics, band, strings, chorus, and art complement the program. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders also separately participate in an outdoor education trip in the fall and winter. These activities provide students with the opportunity to build leadership skills and to strengthen self-esteem.
Browse the 2018-19 Middle School Course of Study.