Incoming sixth graders face unique challenges during their first year of middle school. They step onto Teel Campus with an influx of new classmates, newfound independence, and high academic expectations, all while managing the dramatic physical and emotional changes of adolescence. Transition to Teel is a purposeful series of 6th-grade enrichment courses to support their growth.
At Severn School, we deeply understand the middle school learning experience. A vast part of that experience is the learning foundation set in 6th grade. As caring educators, we hope the adjustment to middle school for students is a comfortable and engaging change. Our faculty and administration, as a result, have carefully designed enrichments that foster spirited growth in academics and character. Such enrichments address the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in middle school: study skills, health and wellness, design thinking, grammar and composition, and study hall time. Every 6th grade student rotates between these enrichment courses throughout the year. We believe these courses cultivate a smooth transition to Teel Campus and middle school life, and promote overall healthy academic and social growth.