Our open and encouraging academic approach
gives kids the confidence to ask questions,
offer answers, and challenge themselves.
Citizens in Training
Understanding the responsibilities of citizenship is a key focus of our curriculum. Through mock trials, public speaking, and field trips, we let kids experience the work of civics first hand.
A Close-knit Community
Advisory groups, field day, socials, lip-sync contests, and other ways we help kids navigate the world of middle school friendships.
Prepare to Succeed
When you enter the Upper School, you’ll have plenty of ways to discover your leadership potential. Students can seek to serve on the student council, be a boarding or day proctor, lead tours and be an admission intern, help peers feel welcome as an international or summer mentor, or participate in our community-building initiative, Project Connect. A full 48 percent of Upper School students inducted into the Cum Laude honor society are Middle School grads.
Don’t Take Our Word for It
“I will always be grateful to the Middle School for allowing me to try so many different things: new sports, new languages, new extracurriculars. I doubt I’d be who I am today without the Middle School.”
Caleb, Kenyon College
“I felt fully prepared to hit the ground running in high school, and many of the skills I learned in the Middle School I still use today."
Ellie, Bates College
“At the Middle School, I learned to be comfortable with who I am and love learning. The teachers helped me grow and gain intellectual confidence and curiosity. Socially, the Middle School was where I met a lot of my best friends and made connections with people I will know the rest of my life.”
Oscar, Middlebury College
During our Physical Education classes, Middle Schoolers sample many sports, including squash, field hockey, and water polo.
Just across Park Street, the Reed Campus Center is home to art and dance studios, Ping-Pong, music and photo labs, and everyone's favorite, the Stu-Bop snack bar.
Students interested in sports have access to our tennis courts, playing fields, track, cross-country course, and more.
"In addition to academics, we appreciate the daily time and instruction in all the extracurriculars: arts, music, theater. It's such an enriching environment." —Parent of a current student
Meet Jen Fulcher
The heart and soul of the Middle School, Director Jen Fulcher is known for her energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the success of every student. She’s also known for doling out high-fives at the door and for her catch-phrase that every Middle Schooler knows: “Nothing is more important than how we treat each other.”