MS Nuts & Bolts

MS Overview 

 

Middle School Parent-Teacher Communication

The MS follows a trimester schedule with a report card mailed home at the close of each trimester. An interim report is sent for some students at the midpoint of each trimester. A full set of comments are written at the end of the first and second trimesters, and an advisory letter will be sent home at the end of the school year. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled in the late fall.

Middle School Daily Schedule

The MS follows a 6-day rotating schedule. School starts at 7:45 AM and ends at 3:25 PM for Group V/VI Mon-Thu & 3:15 PM for Group VII/VIII, at 2:35 PM on Fri. Drop-off and pickup takes place at the Lower School pagoda for Group V/VI and at the Upper School circle for Group VII/VIII.

Middle School Courses

Group V Courses

Every student will take the following courses in Group V:
English
History
Math
Science
French/Mandarin/Spanish
Art
Computer Science
Dance
Drama
Health
Music
Physical Education 
Reading/Study Skills

Group VI Courses

Group VI students add Latin to their program, which includes all of the above except for Drama and Reading/Study Skills.

Group VII Courses

Group VII students continue in all of their Group VI courses except for Physical Education. They participate instead in our interscholastic athletics program and add Current Events to their program.

Group VIII Courses

Group VIII students maintain their Group VII program with the exception of music, art, and computer, instead choosing three arts electives from a diverse selection (acting, ceramics, film production, musical theater, digital design, studio art, etc.). Additionally, they have the option to take dance.