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Middle School Programs & Courses

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An Engaging Middle School Curriculum

Our student-centered Middle School program is designed to meet the needs of growing adolescents.

Our Middle School program is designed to cultivate a culture of learning while engaging and challenging our students in grades 6 through 8.

As a student-centered, child-centered institution, we value the natural attributes each child brings to the School, and wherever a student might be developmentally upon entering our Middle School, at MBS there is a pathway to academic success and personal enrichment.


Middle School Programs


Middle School Signature Programs

MBS Middle School offers an array of Signature Programs designed to achieve our goal of making the Middle School a “place of possibilities.” The years from sixth through eighth grade are essential as students search for identities, defining themselves in terms of new relationships and roles with peers and adults. In whatever classroom, and beyond the classroom, learning in middle school is fundamentally social and emotional: deepening their awareness of self and others, students form a sense of how they might contribute to and flourish in the world.

Our Signature Programs foster that development in ways that reinforce and build on traditional learning models. Through our Signature Programs, students will be inspired to explore, discover, and act.

Current Middle School Signature Programs:

  • Appreciating the World Around Us - Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls
  • Financial Literacy
  • Social-Emotional Competencies
  • Technology for Collaborative Learning
  • "Write It!"

Learn more about each of these programs in the slideshow below.

Middle School Signature Programs

"Write It!"

MBS provides students in 7th and 8th grade with intensive writing workshop periods that supplement their regular English classes.

Read More about "Write It!"
Financial Literacy

Each Middle School class suspends its normal activities for a portion of the year to offer your child a mini-semester (a “mini-mester”) on financial literacy.

Read More about Financial Literacy

Middle School Courses

The mission of the Middle School curriculum is to respond to the wide diversity and multiple developmental tasks of grade 6-8 students. The Middle School curriculum is the major component of a culture of learning which provides a sound academic background while challenging students to be actively engaged in their own academic growth. Our courses are based on the conviction that middle school students need to construct knowledge and the context for that knowledge by moving from what they already know to what they want and need to know. The objectives of the curriculum include mastering concepts and skills specific to each area of study, reasoning logically, experimenting with new ideas, making judgments, using imagination, and attaching meaning to what is learned.