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.

List of 4 items.

  • Service Learning

    Service learning is incorporated into various academic classes, but most significantly, the entire Middle School explores service learning and its importance during Middle School Service Day, a full day set aside for community building and service-learning activities both on and off campus. 
  • Health & Wellness

    The Middle School Health and Wellness curriculum encompasses character education and its purpose is to help our students develop good social relationships and understanding 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

    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 and Physical Education
    • Fall: soccer, football, field hockey, or cross country. 
    • Winter: basketball or wrestling.
    • Spring: baseball, 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 & 8th Grade Electives

    7th and 8th grade students may choose from a variety of elective courses including:
    • A cappella
    • Chess
    • Comic Books and Graphic Novels
    • Cubing, Logic and Games
    • Dance 
    • Drawing
    • Engaging with Nature Through Art
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environmental and Outdoor Activities
    • Exploring the World of Creative Writing
    • Film Study
    • Girls Who Code
    • Innovative Design Challenges
    • Intro to Coding/Programming
    • The Admirals' Pen Literary magazine
    • Model United Nations
    • Olympic History
    • On Target (archery)
    • Podcast Production
    • Robotics and Engineering
    • Science Club
    • Set Design
    • Spanish Culture
    • Stock Market Game
    • Strings Ensemble
    • Textile Design for Fashion
    • Video Journalism
    • Yearbook
    • Yoga

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