Academics
Middle School | Gr. 6-8

Middle School Student Leadership

Learning to Lead

Leadership is best taught when students are provided areas of good action, responsibility, and productive practice to improve the strength of our community. Our faculty teaches leadership by example every day; modeling strength, caring, and ethical character for our highly perceptive Middle School students. We give our students opportunities to own and practice worthy tasks and to develop the qualities of good leadership: commitment, selflessness, empathy and a joy of lifelong learning.
Inclusive leadership means listening to everyone’s ideas but then stepping back and letting others lead — to not just be the one to lead but the one to follow. Because you have to listen too and you can learn things from people.

— Fiona Griesser '22

Middle School Student Council

Middle School Student Council provides students with opportunities to run for Middle School office: president, vice president, and two class representatives from each grade. Each of these student-elected leaders present proposals to the dean of students and Middle School head for the betterment of the Middle School’s overall student life.

The Community Life Program

In the Middle School, our community life program offers ways to help students participate in, embrace, and celebrate our Middle School community. Community Life also creates opportunities for students to think about and discuss the larger issues of what it means to be part of a world community by exploring such topics as civility, equality, understanding others, and diversity. The student-run Community Life committee plans and executes Get Acquainted Day, Community Life Day, and a faculty vs. student friendly competition.
 

The Admirals' Pen

Class sessions include selected readings, journaling, and dynamic workshopping, as well as visits from guest speakers and acclaimed writers in the area. Last year, Ms. Kami Garcia USA Today and NY Times best-selling author of contemporary young adult fiction, visited students in the elective course and shared her experience as a writing professional.

Admirals' Pen students also host a fall and spring coffeehouse open to all Middle School students. This is an avenue for sharing their work with the Severn community. The coffeehouses take place in a relaxed setting where students feel comfortable reading their work to a larger and unfamiliar audience. This is often the place where students find their voice, socialize and make friends who share the same artistic passions. The Admirals' Pen both offers a creative niche and instills excitement and power found in the art of writing and oral expression in young students. All Admirals' Pen students are encouraged to submit and publish works for the magazine and read at the coffeehouse events.

Student Council Officials

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  • 6th Grade

    • Class President: Grady Gelston
    • Vice President: Riley Horrigan
    • Representative: Bronwyn Bolton
    • Representative: Nina Ambro
  • 7th Grade

    • Class President: Quinn Dolan
    • Vice President: Adele Hlousek
    • Representative: Kate Castleberry
  • 8th Grade

    • Class President: Konner Smith
    • Vice President: Rohan Lakhanpal
    • Representative: Matilda Damon
    • Representative: Madison Wright
 

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