Interdisciplinary projects, exceptional resources and unique outreach programs enrich the Middle School experience. Some of our unique programs include:
- Student Exploration Program: Teams of students actively explore one theme or topic in a weekly, two-hour session, then design and implement a project related to the theme. The hands-on, collaborative learning approach is well-suited to young adolescents and helps them develop their creativity, curiosity and teamwork skills. Topics include Archeology, Architecture, Cooking, Global Citizenship, Flight School, Japanese Culture, Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, and TED-Ed.
- Overnight trips: Whether travelling to the city of Montreal or the forests of Massachusetts, students in each grade level get the opportunity to actively explore and experience the world around them and create strong bonds with their classmates and teachers.
- Community Service Day: On this day, students provide a variety of services to the community, such as spring cleanup at the Alewife Reservoir; mulching neighborhood trees; stocking food at several food pantries; making crafts with elders; and sorting clothing for children in need. Community Service Day helps students develop their understanding of and empathy for those less fortunate, and become active participants in a broader community.
- Student Council: A group composed of student-elected representatives from each 6th, 7th and 8th grade class organizes social and charitable events and promotes a positive sense of community and pride in Middle School.