Beyond Middle School
By the time they finish 8th grade, students have acquired the communication and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in Upper School—and beyond. With teachers, advisors, friends, and teammates by their sides, they are engaged learners and leaders, confident in themselves and an integral part of our diverse community. Declamations serve as a rite of passage, as students push ideas to the limit, defend their findings, and transition to our 9th grade. With a strong academic foundation in place, they are confident and ready for their next challenges.