Academics
Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Enrichment Programs

We Believe in Student Choice

Choice is an important part of helping our students develop ownership and personal investment in their education. We offer a number of enrichments and electives among which are four courses geared toward giving back through community service. Through this choice, our students explore their passions and interests, developing their own sense of identity in and out of the classroom. 

Service Learning

Service learning is integrated in various academic classes, but most significantly, the entire Middle School explores service learning and its importance during Get Acquainted Day and Middle School Service Day, two full days set aside for community building and service lerarning activities.

Health and Wellness

The Middle School Health and Wellness curriculum encompasses character education and its purpose is to help our students develop good social relationships and undestanding of self. We do not assign grades for Health and Wellness classes. They are are conducted in an informal manner in order to foster free-flowing discussion. The goal is to help students think constructively, make sound decisions, solve problems, access information, and take responsibility for their own lives.

Physical Education

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  • 6th Grade Intramural Sports and Physical Education

    This program provides skill instruction and intramural competition in soccer, volleyball, field hockey, flag football, basketball, lacrosse, and softball. Students will be introduced to floor hockey, futsal, tennis, ultimate frisbee, team handball, badminton, pickle ball, track and field, cricket, golf, archery, bowling and kickball.  We include fitness principles and weight-room instruction in our curriculum for 6th graders along with the annual Hoops for Heart event to benefit the American Heart Association.
  • Interscholastic Sports for 7th and 8th Graders

    • Fall: soccer, football, field hockey, or cross country. 
    • Winter: basketball or wrestling.
    • Spring: lacrosse, tennis, or track and field. 
    In addition to our interscholastic sports programs for 7th and 8th graders, we offer skill instruction and intramural competition during the winter season through a sport rotation of floor hockey, basketball, team handball, badminton, pickle ball and a variety of fitness activities. We also include fitness principles and weight-room instruction in our curriculum.

7th and 8th Grade Electives

7th and 8th grade students may choose from a variety of elective courses including:

Basics of Photography and Photoshop 
Calligraphy
Chess
Current Events
Dance
Debate 
Drawing
Entrepreneurship
Environmental and Outdoor Activities
Girls Who Code
Innovative Design Challenges
Intro to Coding/Programming
Leadership, Listening and Public Speaking
The Admirals' Pen Literary magazine
Logic and Games
Model United Nations
On Target (archery)
Robotics and Engineering
Science Club
Set Design
Stress Management and Techniques of Relaxation
Strings Ensemble

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146