The Middle School program concentrates on skills that are essential for success in the Upper School and beyond, providing a balance of traditional instruction and innovative experiential learning. The Middle School experience is a crucial time of growth and transition. Grade level faculty advisers work in teams that discuss the progress of each student and are always available to speak with parents about their student's achievements or needs.
Our academic program is demanding and specially designed to attend to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual requirements of boys and girls in middle school. The curriculum includes visual arts, performing arts, religion and weekly Chapel, modern and classical language, history, English, community service, athletics, technology, family life, and single-gender math and science classes as the core of our curriculum. Students participate in a variety of athletic games, clubs, and student organizations, in addition to lunch and recess.
Each student in the Middle School has an advisor, a faculty member whose job it is to know each individual student well. The advisor is an advocate for your child. He or she is available to the student to discuss whatever the student wishes to discuss. The advisor reviews report card comments with each advisee and helps set goals for the coming trimester. Advisors meet three times each week with their advisory group for Study Hall. During some of these times, advisors help individuals with study skills, check assignment books, and keep students informed about coming events.
While in the Middle School St. Stephen's and St. Agnes students learn a work ethic that will allow them to achieve excellence at the next level, and they gain a sense of themselves and their role in the greater community.