Middle Division Academics
Curriculum, Daily Schedule, & Advisory
Middle division students learn how to meet meaningful new academic and intellectual challenges in a supportive environment characterized by an authentic learner-centered growth mindset.
Additionally, our curriculum provides age-appropriate opportunities for social-emotional and intellectual development. Teachers develop expectations for growth that are personalized for each student, and grounded in four key areas of learning: social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive.
The day is structured to afford students the time they need to engage deeply in the project of learning, working alone and together. Teachers assign only pertinent homework. Students may choose to work on long-term assignments on weekends; however, no routine homework is assigned on Fridays—with the occasional exception of Grade 8 students. In addition to the guidelines listed below, faculty may assign specific work to individual students to support their learning.
- Grade 5: 45–60 minutes
- Grade 6: 45–60 minutes
- Grades 7–8: 60–90 minutes
Because students work at different rates, these time allotments serve only as a general guide.