Middle School Distinguished Programs
The opportunity to discover new interests.
In Middle School, extra-curricular activities become more important and are open to all. Through numerous enrichment programs, electives, and athletics, opportunities to explore new interests and discover budding talents are essential at this stage of education.
With interdisciplinary projects such as the annual STEAM Fair or the Eighth Grade Monument Project, students have the opportunity to make connections between their courses and to apply their learning to real-world issues.
High-interest elective courses such as Musical Theater, Visual Storytelling, Dollars and Sense, and Weather Forecasting foster a love of learning and expose students to a wide variety of topics.
Students are explicitly taught the skills needed to communicate with confidence and poise in a variety of situations through authentic experiences including our Barlow Public Speaking Contest and the Oral History Project.
Student-Driven Clubs and Academic Teams
Students have the opportunity to lead through faculty-sponsored student-driven clubs and academic teams, including Student Council, MathCounts, History Bee, and Battle of the Books.
Upper School Alignment
Our schedule alignment with the Upper School gives our students access to next-level course offerings such as Engineering, Prop Making, and Introduction to Chinese. Regular interactions with Upper School students provide Middle School students with positive adolescent role models.