Middle School Academic Program
The Middle School Program operates in conjunction with the Upper School program but meets the unique needs of Middle School students. The Middle School faculty, coaches and dorm parents appreciate the energy and enthusiasm that is integral when working with Middle School students. Each Middle School student is assigned an advisor who not only serves for academic guidance, but also helps the student with all aspects of school life. Learn more about the Advisory Program
Outside of the classroom, students are busy after class on weekdays as well as weekends. Perk Middle School students enjoy engaging with other students and faculty which makes for a busy schedule. During the school day, the Middle School students can opt to take part in our Orchestra, Chorale or Strings Program in addition to the required art, theater and music classes. The programs inspire beginners as well as more advanced musicians, and lessons are available on campus for most instruments. Learn more about the Arts
Middle School Clubs meet on a weekly or monthly basis. Students can choose from the competitive Reading Olympics Team, the Math League, Student Senate, Chess Club, and The Middle School Eye, the Middle School Newspaper. Learn more about the Middle School Eye
After school, all Middle School students participate in the after school activities program from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.. Middle School girls play field hockey, basketball and lacrosse, and the boys play soccer, basketball and lacrosse. During the winter term, the students can also swim or try out for the Middle School play. Learn more about Athletics.
On weekends, there is a lively selection of weekend activities in which the Middle School students can participate. Off campus, there are museum trips, movie trips, and much more. A select group of these trips are designed just for the Middle School community. On campus, there are movies, variety shows, open mic nights and casual athletic games (indoor soccer, volleyball, spirit activities) organized by the Upper and Middle School Senates. The Middle School Senate traditionally hosts three dances, a Halloween party and a pool party during the school year. Another popular tradition is the Middle School Fine Arts Festival in the spring. See school calendar for upcoming events
End of Year Expectations - Middle School students are required to be present at the Middle School Moving Up Ceremony at the end of the year. Speakers for the Middle School Moving Up Ceremony will be chosen for academic promise in the Upper School by a committee chaired by the Head of Middle School.