The Middle School schedule incorporates time for skill-building and interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching and learning, as well as flexibility for student choice and individualization. “High-touch” subjects such as English, math, and world languages meet more frequently to establish fluency, while Integrated Studies blocks allow teachers to co-teach across disciplines and offer students extended time for projects, labs, debates, and other inquiry – so good conversations can get the attention they deserve. Students have choice in which elective classes and which Reach Beyond experiences they pursue, providing opportunities for them to explore diverse offerings and to tailor their educational journeys to their interests and passions.
Students enjoy lunch periods for club meetings, getting help from teachers, and spending time (and eating!) with friends. Through specially designed programs, like our weekly Reach Beyond Block activities, annual Reach Beyond Week, and the 8th grade Capstone Project, our students have regular opportunities to partner with, explore and problem-solve with the community beyond campus. After school, our students can play team sports, including basketball, cross-country, volleyball, flag football, and more.