Middle School addresses the social, academic and emotional development of grades 6, 7 and 8. Our dynamic, engaging faculty foster each student as an individual through:
[MUSIC PLAYING] So in middle school science, we not only do classroom work, we also have a once a week lab. And last year, it was termed "dirty science," because we got the kids out into the campus on Wakefield. And we're in the woods, by the pond, we were crawling around looking for different types of organisms. So a lot of-- as much as I can, I try to get the kids outside.
I guess for us, at least in the middle school science, we're able to really get them to understand it through experiences. So it's not just sitting there doing a lecture.
I think that students in the middle school are seen as being individuals with their own individual taste, their own individual desires, their own individual goals. And teachers, through the various content areas, help the students move along to find themselves.
I think that middle school also gives opportunity for creative inquiry. They get exposed to the arts, to the music, to computer science, to technology, to sports. And they get to kind of find their passion, find their desires, what are they interested in, so they can further explore it when they get into the upper school.
I think Wakefield really prepares me for high school. It gives me a lot of information, and it's really awesome.