Discovering ourselves and the world
Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) bring new challenges and a different school routine.
To better support students transition from Elementary School, Grade 6 students have a homeroom teacher for most their subjects, as they grow in responsibility for their own learning.
Grades 7 and 8 students have an advisor, but no longer a homeroom, changing classes according to their schedule to meet specialty teachers. Students have 8 subjects total: Math, English, Science, Social Studies, Portuguese and Physical Education, and 2 elective classes that include fine arts, technology and other exploratory areas.
Middle School is also a time for personal growth and our school environment supports exactly that, providing a safe classroom and out of the classroom environment, and with a dedicated coordinator and a secondary school counselor.
During Middle School, all students also have opportunities to mature socially and as citizens – the annual low-tech camping trip and the participation in Junior Model United Nations are two great examples of learning beyond the curriculum.
Every day we learn something about ourselves in Middle School!