Middle school is a time of great change and increasing independence for students. Students are figuring out their best learning mode through inquiry and reflection: “Do I learn best by reading? By writing? By listening? What combination of research and retrieval works best for me?” Trevor’s Middle School program in grades 6, 7, and 8 emphasizes the students’ emerging understanding and increasing skills of collaboration, responsibility, and critical thinking.
The Middle School division offers a challenging academic sequence in an environment designed to enhance intellectual and personal development. Students in grades 6 through 8 follow a classic curriculum of English, mathematics, history, science, and foreign language. Visual arts, performing arts, physical education, health & wellness, and technology are also required.
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 to place an emphasis on time management and setting appropriate goals as they tackle more sophisticated and plentiful content.