Become Master Questioners

As early as fifth grade, students become master questioners. Through discussion and experience-based learning, as well as collaborative, interdisciplinary group projects, you will become adept at the act of searching for answers, even though your findings will often lead you to bigger questions. In preparation for Upper School, some classes in Middle School are conducted around a Harkness table as well.
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Embark on Hands-On Learning

Every year of Middle School is framed by a scholastic theme. Within that theme, you’ll embark on hands-on learning. In studying the ancient world, you might create an original puppet opera or conjure your own myth. In examining the diversity of Americans, you may take a trip to the Tenement Museum or Ellis Island. In exploring elements of the American identity, you may travel to Philadelphia to see where our nation began or form your own rock band and write, promote and perform an original song. 

A strong emphasis is placed on character development and the core values of respect, responsibility, compassion and integrity. Middle School focuses on learning to be a good person. Classes are small, so teachers and advisors can make meaningful connections with you.