This Saturday, Feb. 3, members of the MathCounts Club will head to Yale University to compete against middle school students from area public and private schools to vie for a spot at the state competition.
The central theme of 6th grade is journeys. At the core of the curriculum is the idea that people’s connections to places are the result of many factors.
Sixth graders study world cultures through the lenses of religion, geography, history, music and arts. At the beginning of the year, students take turns touching a spinning globe—the spots where a student’s finger lands determines the country they will investigate all year, culminating in a Festival of the World in May.
In science, a comprehensive biology curriculum invites students on a different journey to investigate cells, consider ethical questions and learn about the human body. In every subject, students are encouraged to expand their thinking—through complex mathematical operations, conversational nuances in their modern language classes, and discussions with advisors and peers.
The sixth grade Festival of the World caps a yearlong study of global cultures, religions and geography. Each student studies a different country, creating a range of informational and artistic projects, including a model of a famous landmark.
Head of Middle School Barrington "Barry" Fulton Jr. is a dynamic educator who has spent nearly two decades as an independent school teacher and leader. Barry has passion for working with middle school students and a personal warmth that fosters trust and partnership with students, parents and faculty.