Middle School Philosophy
The Middle School is a small, cohesive community designed to nurture and challenge girls during early adolescence. The School values academic excellence and encourages students to ask questions, to seek creative solutions and to take risks as a part of learning. To facilitate this process, the curriculum stresses critical thinking, openness to a variety of perspectives, a balance between creative and skill-related activities and offers multiple opportunities for success.
The Middle School places equal emphasis on the moral development of each student by also providing opportunities to develop personal integrity, leadership skills and a sense of self as a world citizen with a desire to serve the community. Through the curriculum and the spiritual life of the School, each girl is encouraged to recognize her own uniqueness and respect differences in others. Teacher support is critical both in academics and in areas of social, cultural and emotional development. Because of the great diversity in developmental rates and student needs, the Middle School seeks to provide a stable and reassuring environment and to foster joy in learning for each constantly-changing adolescent.