Middle School Program
The Middle School academic program is comprehensive, rigorous, engaging and hands-on. A positive atmosphere with high expectations provides every child the opportunity to achieve success. Class structure is departmentalized, and the teachers build upon those skills and study habits introduced in the Lower School. A highly professional faculty works with the students to develop critical thinking skills and strong study habits. The teachers know their students well, and the academic atmosphere provides an environment that fosters a love of learning.
An enriching elective program invites students to explore various areas of interest in art, music, technology, dance and life skills. Students must also fulfill a school service requirement before graduation.
The Middle School sports and physical education programs include competitive school-sponsored sports for girls and boys. Regular offerings include basketball, volleyball, and field and track. In physical education, good sportsmanship, teamwork and lifelong fitness are emphasized.
After graduation from Country Day School, students are confident learners and well prepared for high school and beyond.
Here's a sampling of electives that are often available for our middle school students:
- Metal Sculpture
- Hand Chimes
- Music Performance Planning
- Spanish Conversation
- Furniture Painting
- Euclidian Geometry
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Library Aide
- Teacher Aide