Students contemplate justice outside of the Capitol and Supreme Court, sketch in the National Gallery of Art, and reflect on this memorable experience.
One of the highlights of 7th grade is the Witness Stones Project. Seventh graders partner with local historians to examine the personal stories of individuals who were enslaved in Connecticut. The project culminates with the students leading a community event to laying a stone of honor and recognition at the residence of the enslaved person. This is just one project in the scope of the Humanities class that focuses on exploring early American history and beginning to understand how identity shapes experience and the history that is told.
In other classes, students delve deeper into abstract thinking and complex topics. Algebra is at the heart of math classes. In science, students build generators powered by the wind, and design, build, and launch rockets to test principles of aerodynamics and pressure. The introduction of Latin, the Middle School play and a spectacular penciled self-portrait add artistic and cultural texture to the year.
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.