Our Educational Philosophy

The Masters School’s Middle School educational philosophy sets it apart from other schools. Fifth grade boys and girls learn together in a homeroom environment. Hands-on experiments and projects support direct instruction, and intensive class discussions teach important critical and creative thinking skills.

This approach to education continues in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, as students again benefit from small classes that are structured on a research-based, single gender model. The coexistence of single gender and coeducational classes within one school is only one aspect of the "whole child" philosophy of education at The Masters School, where children discover their strengths while moving forward with challenging academic work. The educational goals at The Masters School are these: To encourage critical, creative, and independent habits of thought; teach the skills necessary for academic success in high school and beyond; and instill a lifelong passion for learning.

A Distinctive Community

A sense of community is at the heart of The Masters School. Middle School students start each school day at Morning Meeting or with their advisor group. Students and faculty share news and accomplishments and support each other in their endeavors. They participate in annual events and traditions, and they work on community service projects—all of which reflect and reinforce our strong commitment to an inclusive community.

Middle School students take meaningful part in the School’s community service organization that involves the entire school community and reaches beyond the comfort of their world. Throughout the Upper and Middle Schools there is a spirit of inclusiveness; an attitude of learning from each other, and working together is encouraged. The school’s motto, "Do it with thy might," heralds back to the founding days of the School when, in 1877, Miss Eliza B. Masters set out to educate each one of her students to be a "power for good in the world."


Middle School News

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    Seventh graders were asked in Humanities class to create a collage that reflected what they thought contributed to making them who they are. Click on the headline for more photos of students creating meaningful art.


Middle School Calendar


Middle School Masters of Rock

Middle School Music Room3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Founder's Day: Wear your Delta-Phi T-shirts!

Thru - 9/20/2014

Founder's Day Assemble for Tug of War: Wear your Delta-Phi T-shirts!

Turf Field 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Founder's Day: Wear your Delta-Phi T-shirts!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Middle School Preludes Rehearsal

MSMR3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Delta Week

Thru - 9/23/2014

Private Music Lessons Schedule Posted

Thru - 9/23/2014

Middle School Jazz Band

Strayer 13:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle School Preludes Rehearsal

MSMR3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Middle School Band/Orchestra

Strayer 13:30 PM - 4:30 PM