The academic program of the Middle School offers a rigorous core curriculum and diverse co-curricular courses that provide comprehensive preparation for high school and lay a foundation for college preparation. A challenging program of studies and personalized attention allow each student the opportunity to reach his or her intellectual and personal potential. The goal of the Middle School is fourfold: to build critical thinking and reasoning skills across academic disciplines, develop analytical and creative written and oral communications skills, to build self-awareness and self-confidence in each student, and to develop an increased awareness of and sensitivity to our global society.
The Middle School focuses on the character development of each student by providing a wealth of opportunities for personal initiative. Through a combination of nurturing and supportive faculty, informal programs, and formalized leadership opportunities, students develop through a graduated, developmentally appropriate program by grade level into well-rounded, intellectually curious, ethical young adults. Whether through their 8th grade "ME" speech, volunteering to help plan school dances and events, presenting at assemblies, or serving as a peer-tutor, Middle School students at Stuart Hall are given every advantage possible as they navigate this important stage of academic and personal growth.
Programs of Study
Grade 6: Literature 6; Language Arts 6; Mathematics 6; Integrated Science 6; American History-Civil War to Present; Arts: Art, Music, Theatre, and SOS (study & organization skills); and Physical Education/Health. Co-curricular options: Athletics, Chorus, Orchestra, Theatre Productions.
Grade 7: English 7; Pre-Algebra 7 or Algebra 1 Honors; Integrated Science 7; Civics and Current Events; French and Spanish Language Exploration; Arts: Art, Music, Theatre, and TRW (technology, research, and writing); and Physical Education & Health. Co-curricular options: Athletics, Chorus, Orchestra, Theatre Productions.
Grade 8: English 8; Pre-Algebra 8, Algebra I, or Algebra I Honors; Integrated Science 8; World Geography and Current Events; French 1 or Spanish 1; Arts: Music, Theatre, and the ME Project (public speaking); and Physical Education & Health. Co-curricular options: Athletics, Chorus, Orchestra, Theatre Productions.