In the first years of Middle School, reading and language arts are integrated into the humanities program. Literature choices support the themes of instruction in seventh and eighth grades through historical, social, and cultural topics. Writing projects, research, and presentations are designed to encourage students to be critical consumers and producers of information. In eighth and ninth grades, separate English classes offer the time for students to hone their skills in analysis, composition, and a variety of writing formats.
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.