Middle School is a time of great change and increasing independence for students. Through inquiry and self-reflection, students are figuring out their best learning modes: “Do I learn best by reading? By writing? By listening? What combination of research and retrieval works best for me?”
The Middle School division offers a challenging academic sequence in an environment designed to enhance intellectual and personal development. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades follow a curriculum of English, mathematics, history, science, computer science, and foreign language. Visual arts, music, performing arts, physical education, and health & wellness are also a part of every week.
The departmentalized schedule is designed to introduce curious students to academic subjects taught by specialists and to promote the further development of their independence and self-discipline. Along with heavier course loads, Middle School students learn to integrate more discretionary time into their schedules. Trevor’s advisory program helps guide students in time management and goal-setting, as they tackle more sophisticated content.
We believe that Middle School is more than a time to prepare for Upper School; it is a unique time in every child's life that should be treasured.
Welcome to the Middle School
The Trevor Middle School program emphasizes compassion, collaboration, courage, and creativity, which are at the core of our mission as a school. Middle schoolers’ innate curiosity, sense of fairness, and desire for greater responsibility are qualities that we cherish and encourage as they exercise increasing levels of independence while engaging in a thought-provoking curriculum that stretches their intellectual capabilities.
A talented faculty guides students as they mature from adolescents into young adults, develop executive function skills, learn to seek help when they need it, try new things, recover from setbacks, and contribute in meaningful ways to the Middle School community. We believe that Middle School is more than a time to prepare for Upper School; it is a unique time in every child's life that should be treasured.