Middle School

A Full Day! 

A Middle School Day is always full and exciting. Classes begin at 8:45 a.m. and are 50 minutes long. Morning classes are broken up by a half-hour meeting period—a time for Assemblies, student-led Committee Meetings and recess. 

After period three (12:10 p.m.), the Middle School sits down to a family style lunch served in Lawson Hall. Teachers and student leaders support the early education students in table manners. Student leaders provide announcements at the end of lunch and dismiss our students by house. At 3:10 p.m., after Period Five, students return to their homeform classrooms for guided planning. Homework expectations are clarified from daily tracking sheets and students prioritize the evening’s work. 

At 3:30 p.m. students are dismissed to a wide choice of varsity sports, recreational sports clubs and over twenty co-curricular options (see below for a list of this term’s activities). A late study is provided, allowing students to tackle most of their homework before going home. 


Period of the Day

8:45 a.m.

Period 1 Begins

9:40 a.m.

Period 2 Begins

10:30 -11 a.m.

Meeting Period Begins

11:00 -11:15 a.m.

Morning Break Begins

11:20 a.m.

Period 3 Begins

12:15 p.m.

Lunch in Lawson Hall for all students and faculty

12:45 -1:15 p.m.

Recess Begins

1:20 p.m.

Period 4 Begins

2:15 p.m.

Period 5 Begins

3:10 p.m.

Planners for all students in Homeform Class

3:30 p.m.

Dismissal to Early Bus or Activities

3:40 p.m.

After-school Activities


Co-curricular Clubs and Varsity Sports offered this term in Middle School include:

Girls’ Varsity: U12 Soccer, U15 Soccer, U12 Basketball, U14 Basketball, U14 Field Hockey, Cross-Country
Boys’ Varsity: U12 Soccer, U13 Soccer, U14 Soccer, U12 Volleyball, U14 Volleyball, Cross-Country

Jazz Band, Grade 8 Concert Band, Grade 7 Concert Band, Art Club (Grades 5/6 and Grades 7/8), Community Outreach, Robotics, Recreational Sports, Spanish Club, Middle School Choir, Kids Lit Quiz Team, France Exchange, Homework Club



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