Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Valuing & Supporting Students


Known & Valued
At Severn, we recognize the important role of our community in helping middle school students develop a strong foundation defined by character, conduct, and scholarship. Because we know and value each student, we can meet them where they are and help them successfully navigate these critical years while also building an academic foundation that prepares them for the next step.

Student of the Month

The Middle School Student of the Month program recognizes middle school students who demonstrate behaviors that directly reflect four major themes of Severn’s mission. The four major themes are:
  •      CHARACTER
  •      CONDUCT
  •      LEADERSHIP 
  •      SERVICE
Faculty and staff each may nominate up to two students per month who are found to be demonstrating these themes both inside and outside of the classroom. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge positive contributions to the Severn community by a student. Students are recognized publicly and are given a special maroon wristband to wear that reads "Student of the Month."

Marin '29

You definitely get challenged at Severn, but if you’re not ready, they’ll take a step back and they help you get ready. And then once you’re at that next level and you’re ready, you get challenged again. I feel like I know my teachers so well and have a strong connection. It’s nice that if you have time in the morning during advisory, you can just walk right into their class and sit down and it feels like you could talk to them for hours.

Middle School Academic Support (MSAS)

Middle School Academic Support (MSAS) offers additional academic support to all middle school students on campus during after school hours. During MSAS, faculty offer individualized support to students, checking their planners, scaffolding assignments, and offering strategies to chunk studying or for more effective test-taking. Middle School students can also be matched up with National Honors Society peer tutors through MSAS.

MSAS is a resource offered through Severn's Learning Resource Center (LRC), and is open to all Middle School students as a drop-in service three days a week for 90 minutes.


Severn's major school rules are based upon integrity, respect, and personal responsibility. Students are expected to treat others as they would wish to be treated, as civility is central to the School's mission. In accordance with Severn’s mission statement, students in the Middle School are expected to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship. This applies to all facets of student life in the Middle School. A strong community relies on respect for work, property, and one another. Our expectation is that Middle School students will not give or receive help on assignments unless permitted by their teacher and will not copy work from another student or other source and present it as their own. Middle School students are expected to be honest and trustworthy and are expected not to lie, cheat or steal.

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