Hillbrook’s Middle School students are confident collaborators who find excitement and challenge in our Integrated Studies curriculum in an environment that offers choices, structure, support, and never-ending opportunities for intellectual inquiry.
Integrated Studies in the Middle School is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that interweaves subjects and facilitates deeper connections between classes and with learning beyond school. Our Middle School curriculum is designed to sharpen a student’s ability to make inferences, draw conclusions, understand cause and effect, and think critically from a variety of perspectives. Essential partnerships between students and teachers underlie this challenging program and give students both the encouragement to stretch and the guarantee of support. Classes involve animated discussions and active learning–our students have opinions. They speak up, they respectfully disagree, and they learn from their teachers and from one another. It’s a process that builds confidence in their thinking as they discover who they want to be beyond Hillbrook.