The Middle School's Mini-Mester program gives seventh and eighth graders a moment to step back from the daily school-day routine and enjoy a weeklong, hands-on immersion into a given topic. This year, students chose from exciting interdisciplinary courses on Belize, the brain, cryptography, dogs, indigo, lesser-known DC, stop-motion animation, and women in sports.
Middle School: Grades 7 & 8
THRIVING IN A TIME OF TRANSITION
While establishing a superb grounding in core and specialized subjects, Middle School girls tackle the complexity of adolescence through an intentional and proactive approach to social and emotional wellness.
Eighth Grade Seminar helps girls build a solid and healthy sense of identity by developing skills of self-awareness and empathy—asking such questions as, “Who am I and how do I relate to others, both in my community and throughout the larger world?”
Girls tackle such critical issues as gender, power, identity, bias, and difference, both in their own lives and in global contexts—whether linking classroom learning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or traveling with classmates to New Orleans or Belize.
Gifted and devoted teachers create safe spaces for girls to challenge themselves, explore new interests, and reach beyond their comfort zones.
A wide array of outstanding arts offerings allows girls to perform and innovate while developing creative-thinking and problem-solving skills.
An emphasis on developing superlative writing skills helps girls prepare to distinguish themselves and succeed in Upper School, college, and throughout their careers.
Our goal is for girls to leave Middle School as confident, creative problem-solvers who know how to iterate and are comfortable with failure—and who are able to do all this with a global mindset.