We know that adolescence can be a challenging time for students, so our Middle School focuses on the integration of intellectual and social skills. The Middle School curriculum builds on the basics learned in Lower School, allowing students to explore the higher-level thinking that results from the mastery of those skills. At the same time, the Middle School’s learning focus serves as preparation for the Upper School by promoting responsibility, respect, and self-reliance.
The Middle School Day includes a homeroom period, six 50-minute classes, a mid-morning break, a lunch period, and a daily study hall. Students enrolled in eighth grade are enrolled in high school level courses. Courses at this level are offered at various levels, including College Placement (CP) or Honors (H).
6th: English 6, Math 6/7, South Carolina History, Life Science, Writing Mechanics, PE/Art
7th: English 7, Pre-Algebra, Geography, Earth Science, Latin 1A, PE/Art
8th: English I, Algebra I, Ancient Civilizations, Physical Science, Latin 1B, Spanish I, French I, PE/Art
A commitment to community service and an awareness of global issues are promoted through various clubs, field trips, and activities. These activities offer students opportunities to participate and to lead. All students receive instruction in study skills and organizational tips that enable them to become better students, well prepared for their Upper School years.