Changemakers in the Making
In Middle School, students experience learning by making connections between the classroom and the real world. They take on challenges that require critical thinking, curiosity, open-mindedness, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. They are members of a diverse, inclusive, and respectful community, and they engage in events and discussions about race, ethnicity, gender, culture, identity. As they venture from the campus to New York City and across the globe, they learn to be successful change agents within their school, their neighborhood, and the larger world.
Middle School Welcome
Milton Sipp, Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School, on how the Middle School challenges students to build learning skills while exploring interests and possibilities.
A Riverdale education
Learning is interactive and dynamic; students become explorers, researchers, artists, and musicians and are encouraged to examine and ask essential questions. We pay great attention to the balance between a strong curricular program and an extensive co-curricular program. Students can take intellectual/social/emotional risks within a supportive and safe community where they can learn and grow from their mistakes. We seek to provide each member with a profound understanding of his or her responsibility to each other and to the larger community, both at school and in the world beyond.
“The Middle School Curriculum asks students to be actively engaged in the learning process, to roll up their sleeves to become musicians and artists and researchers, to delve deeply into the material they’re studying, and to offer their own voice.” Milton sippHead of Middle School