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.
Eighth grade is a multi-dimensional year. The visual art curriculum focuses on sculpture, culminating in the students designing and presenting a proposal for the installation of a sculpture in a public space to a panel of experts . Students play Caribbean steel pans and explore the foundations of dance in their movement class.
The 8th grade Humanities course, whose theme is “A place at the table,” allows students to study a variety of issues and events—past and present—through the interconnected lenses of race, class and gender. They hone their skills in reading, writing, research and presentation, with particular emphasis on close reading. Students examine situations from a variety of angles, incorporate textual evidence in their writing and find their own voices as students and citizens. A three-day trip to Washington, D.C. brings the history, people and themes alive. Students encounter locations, artifacts and landmarks while strengthening bonds of friendship and community with their teachers and classmates.
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.