Middle school is a time of transition and tremendous growth for children. And at Moses Brown, it’s when they discover that the ‘awkward years’ might be some of the best years ever.
The school year begins with an immersive four-day, three-night trip that brings students and teachers together, forming and nurturing lasting bonds of friendship and respect. From there, they dive into academic challenges and new levels of freedom and responsibility. Throughout the year, students come to understand and advocate for their true selves with integrity in an environment that is both supportive and challenging.
Whether they’re tackling economics, slam poetry, racial justice, or runoff ecology, every lesson draws on multiple skills and strengths, ensuring all children get the right blend of challenge and support to make the most of their unique gifts. And with a collaborative and dynamic corps of seasoned, innovative educators, students reap tremendous benefits from multiple integrated learning units that cross academic disciplines, allowing students to learn with breadth and depth.
Students enjoy new social opportunities, expanded after-school offerings, competitive and recreational athletics, inclusive arts ensembles, and high-quality performing arts offerings. They learn to take responsibility for themselves, while still having the strong support of a group of teachers who know them well.
A Typical Day
Every middle schooler’s day begins with advisory, in which students nurture positive relationships with peers and a trusted adult. Classes are frequently woven together in a blend of literature, mathematics, science, and social studies. They probe the technical and societal opportunities and challenges posed by the internet and learn how to be safe, responsible citizens online.
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