BELIEVE IN THE POTENTIAL.
What if educators unrelentingly assessed your adolescent as a work in progress, full of promise?
What if knowledge and character could flourish in a safe environment built on practical experience? What if measuring a parabolic curve was mastered by constructing a catapult rather than solving a test question? What if collaboration and experience served as the ultimate measurement of learning, and what if the report card described the social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child instead of just reporting numbers and grades? What if the culmination of learning was a joyful celebration of music, dance, craftsmanship, and drama? Relish the middle school experience at Presbyterian School where reflection, exploration, fortitude and celebration -and gracious adults- guide students toward great thinking and practical leadership.
We learn through calculated exercises like
"drawing with an unconventional tool" that life
often requires unconventional problem solving.
Charles Gramatges, Head of Middle School
Outdoor Education class trips are integral to the mission of building confident students. Our trips foster risk taking, team building, servant leadership, and spiritual growth.
Every student has an iPad in Middle School. Students are using foundational apps and acquiring digital habits of learning to help manage, complete and submit their schoolwork online.
Each year the School sponsors several Odyssey of the Mind teams which are made up of 7 students who tackle a long-term problem for 6 months and bring its creative solutions to competition.
Foreign language study begins formally in 7th grade. At the end of their middle school foreign language studies, our students have the option to place into Spanish 1, 2, or 3 in high school.
Our small classes are more "high-touch" ensuring that our culture of intimate challenge and confidence in every child characterizes each family's experience.
Use art to enrich creativity and develop critical habits of mind.
Janice Kemp, Faculty