As with all other subjects in Middle School, science is taught by subject-area specialists. Students continue to practice and expand analytical and critical thinking skills. They increase their facility with laboratory tools and equipment, and engage in focused investigations in biology, chemistry, earth, and physical sciences. Discussions range from procedural instruction to thoughtful connections between classroom content and real-life phenomena. A common thread in the Middle School science program is the issue of our responsibility to know about, and participate in, scientific developments in the world.
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.