In addition to the core academic and arts classes, Middle School students take the following one-, two-, and three-term seminar courses. These highly focused courses are designed to deepen the knowledge, skills, and creativity that students are gaining in their core classes.
Local, regional, and international field trips are carefully designed to complement the curriculum. Students gain not only valuable information and skills, they also gain confidence and independence as they navigate new settings and see the world from different perspectives. Here’s a rundown of field trips by grade.
The Project of Discovery (POD)asks every 8th grader to embark on a two-term independent study. While they have completed many school projects by this time, students quickly realize how the POD is different. This project develops students' ownership of their learning and gives them the opportunity to offer a new perspective, provide a service, or educate others.
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