Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Middle School Student Leadership

Learning to Lead

Good leaders demonstrate a range of qualities including commitment, compassion, empathy, respect for others, and love for learning. We help our students develop these qualities through character-building lessons, school-wide programs and official leadership opportunities. 

Middle School Student Council

Student council includes a president, vice president, and two class representatives from each grade. From writing campaign speeches to running the council throughout the year, student government provides opportunities for middle schoolers to develop critical leadership and communication skills. They learn how to talk with a variety of different people in a variety of settings. They learn to value diverse perspectives and how to function as an effective group. And they learn how to take the ideas of many and distill them down into actionable goals. Our students take ownership of the council and are proud of the difference they can make for their  school.

The Community Life Program

The Community Life program offers ways for students to take the lead in creating a strong Middle School community. It's a platform to both celebrate and improve student life at our school. Students on the Community Life Committee plan and facilitate Community Life Day, a morning of kid-centric workshops to explore important and relevant topics including civility, equality, understanding others and inclusion. Through Community Life, students develop the tools and vocabulary to understand their values, empower themselves and advocate for others.

The Admirals' Pen

A leadership opportunity for budding editors, writers and artists, The Admirals' Pen elective builds camaraderie and provides our students an authentic space to celebrate the many talents of their peers. Students in the class edit, format and publish an annual literary magazine and organize two coffeehouses. Click here for the latest edition of The Admirals' Pen.

Class sessions include selected readings, journaling, and dynamic workshopping, as well as visits from guest speakers and acclaimed professionals including Severn parent and best-selling author Jeff Gunhus and young adult writer Ms. Kami Garcia. 

20-21 Student Council Officials

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  • 6th Grade

    • Class President: Milo Tiller '26
    • Vice President: Allie Gheewala '26
  • 7th Grade

    • Class President: Finn Freas '25
    • Vice President: Alyssa Johnson '25
  • 8th Grade

    Class President: Grady Gelston '24
    Vice President: Summer Hilliard '24

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