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.

Embark on Hands-On Learning

A strong emphasis is placed on character development and the core values of respect, responsibility, compassion, and integrity.
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 diversity, you may take a trip to the Tenement Museum or Ellis Island. In exploring the implications of liberty and the American identity, you may travel to Philadelphia for a history tour or visit several places in Boston that tell the story of the American Revolution.

In addition to academics, Middle School focuses on learning to be a good person. Classes are small, so teachers and advisors can make meaningful connections with you.

Find your voice

In a nurturing environment that takes into account the unique learning styles of each gender, you’ll feel self- confident, empowered and able to more effectively form your own voice. You’ll enjoy a balance—while you learn separately, boys and girls spend recess, lunch, and all-school activities together. Your time in Middle School will culminate with an 8th Grade Experience class that will address important life topics and meet as a whole grade to help with the transition to Upper School co-ed classes.
Because research shows that boys and girls learn differently, Masters classes are single-gender in the formative years of sixth through eighth grade.

The Masters School