In sixth grade, students take on new levels of responsibility and independence.
They receive grades for the first time and begin to practice work habits that will ensure success in years to come. Across subjects, students collaborate with their peers and engage in projects that inspire creativity, curiosity and playfulness. In addition to the core academic and creative subjects, sixth graders are introduced to our world languages program by rotating through five different language courses, and they learn to write an in-depth research paper in our Current Issues Research Seminar (CIRS) program.
Middle school coordinators
The Middle School Department Coordinator serves as the lead facilitator for department planning and curricular mapping and execution . The Coordinator works directly with teachers, providing collaborative and one-on-one support, and facilitates teacher inquiry and related professional development. The Coordinator focuses on enhancing our teachers’ abilities to provide comprehensive instruction that builds our students’ engagement in the ownership of learning. The Coordinator also works with Division Head(s), the Curriculum Coordinator and teachers to collect, analyze and interpret data and uses it to inform instructional decisions.