The Middle School (grades 6-8) provides a strong support bridge between the academic foundation your child received in the elementary years and the increasingly complex challenges he or she will encounter in high school and college.
The hallmark of the middle school years is developing the ability to engage in abstract thinking and to synthesize and analyze complex issues. It is a time to build and extend intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social abilities to meet challenging new levels of understanding. These are the years students begin looking deeply into events, their causes, and the underlying values of the time period and cultures of study. In eighth grade, students partake in an SSAT preparation course and mock interviews in preparation for high school, and are ushered through the application process with experienced guidance and highly successful outcomes.