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Middle School Academic Departments

Mathematics

The program is designed to make students aware of the structure and organization of the field of mathematics and to prepare them to live in a world increasingly dominated by technology and quantitative methods. The curriculum serves students with different learning styles and abilities, enabling them to gain confidence and expand their mathematical skills to become effective problem solvers and communicators of mathematical ideas. Students develop logical reasoning and critical analysis skills and an appreciation for the beauty and unified structure of mathematics. Educational research has indicted that students' confidence and achievement in mathematics during the middle school years are enhanced in single gender classes. To address the specific needs of each gender, our mathematic classes are single-sex classes.
  • Advanced Pre-Algebra Boys

    Grade 7: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes

    Prerequisites: teacher recommendation, based on grade, work habits, and overall performance in previous math courses. The course covers all the material in Pre-Algebra, but at an accelerated pace. The course includes problem solving using variables, integers, fractions, and decimals. Students consider the solutions to simple linear equations and inequalities. Geometry applications combine formula mathematics and algebraic analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing both a strong algebraic foundation and the study skills needed for success in Honors Algebra 1 or Algebra I.
  • Advanced Pre-Algebra Girls

    Grade 7: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes

    Prerequisites: teacher recommendation, based on grade, work habits, and overall performance in previous math courses. The course covers all the material in Pre-Algebra, but at an accelerated pace. The course includes problem solving using variables, integers, fractions, and decimals. Students consider the solutions to simple linear equations and inequalities. Geometry applications combine formula mathematics and algebraic analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing both a strong algebraic foundation and the study skills needed for success in Honors Algebra 1 or Algebra I.
  • Math 6 Boys

    Grade 6: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    The course includes traditional mathematical skills such as basic operations involving fractions, decimals, percents, polygons and circles, polyhedrons and solids, circumference, perimeter, area, and volume. Students are introduced to probability and pre-algebra topics including integers, variables, equation and problem solving, and order of operations. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared to take Pre-Algebra or Advanced Pre-Algebra in the seventh grade.
  • Math 6 Girls

    Grade 6: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    The course includes traditional mathematical skills such as basic operations involving fractions, decimals, percents, polygons and circles, polyhedrons and solids, circumference, perimeter, area, and volume. Students are introduced to probability and pre-algebra topics including integers, variables, equation and problem solving, and order of operations. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared to take Pre-Algebra or Advanced Pre-Algebra in the seventh grade.
  • Pre-Algebra 7 Boys

    Grade 7: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    The course includes problem solving using variables, integers, fractions, and decimals. Students consider the solutions to simple linear equations and inequalities. Geometry applications combine formula mathematics and algebraic analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing both a strong algebraic foundation and the study skills needed for success in Honors Algebra 1, Algebra I or Introduction to Algebra.
  • Pre-Algebra 7 Girls

    Grade 7: Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    The course includes problem solving using variables, integers, fractions, and decimals. Students consider the solutions to simple linear equations and inequalities. Geometry applications combine formula mathematics and algebraic analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing both a strong algebraic foundation and the study skills needed for success in Honors Algebra 1, Algebra I or Introduction to Algebra.
  • Algebra 1 Boys

    Grade 8: Meets Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    This course emphasizes both concepts and skills, including number systems and their properties, solving equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, rational expressions, radicals, factoring, and linear and quadratic functions. Students are introduced to the technology of the TI-84+ calculator, which enhances both the algebraic and visual aspects of linear and quadratic equations and of systems of equations and inequalities on the coordinate plane.
  • Algebra 1 Girls

    Grade 8: Meets Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    The course introduces algebraic concepts such as operations with real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities algebraically and graphically, operations with polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, radicals, and solving a variety of word problems. Students are introduced to the technology of the TI-84+ calculator, which enhances both the algebraic and visual aspects of linear equations and of systems of equations and inequalities on the coordinate plane. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to take Algebra I in the ninth grade.
  • Honors Algebra 1 Boys

    Grade 8: Meets Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    Prerequisites: teacher recommendation based on grade, work habits, and overall performance in previous math courses.
    The course covers all the material in Algebra I, but at a considerably accelerated pace. The presentation is more theoretical, greater emphasis is placed on algebraic proofs, and the assigned work is more advanced. Students are introduced to the technology of the TI-84+ graphing calculator, which enhances both the algebraic and visual aspects of linear and quadratic equations and of systems of equations and inequalities on the coordinate plane.
  • Honors Algebra 1 Girls

    Grade 8: Meets Five Times a Week
    Single Gender Classes
    Prerequisites: teacher recommendation based on grade, work habits, and overall performance in previous math courses.
    The course covers all the material in Algebra I, but at a considerably accelerated pace. The presentation is more theoretical, greater emphasis is placed on algebraic proofs, and the assigned work is more advanced. Students are introduced to the technology of the TI-84+ graphing calculator, which enhances both the algebraic and visual aspects of linear and quadratic equations and of systems of equations and inequalities on the coordinate plane.

Department Faculty

  • Photo of Pauline Bauman

    Pauline Bauman

    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    (703) 212-2880
    Duke University, Durham, NC - BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD - MS
  • Katherine Bryant

    History and Math Teacher, Grade 6
    703-212-2857
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    Erin Daly

    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    703-212-2948
    Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - BS
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA - MEd
  • Photo of Amy Hurtuk

    Amy Hurtuk

    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    703-212-2874
    Pennsylvania State University - BS
    University of Pennsylvania - MSED
  • Photo of Dania Lee

    Dania Lee

    Middle School Math Teacher
    703-212-2850
    University of Washington - Bachelor of Arts
    University of Washington - Masters
  • Photo of Julie Riedy

    Julie Riedy

    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    703-212-2929
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - M.Ed.
    Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH - B.A.
Age 3-Grade 12 coed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia

Campuses

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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304