Learning through connecting
The Middle School years begin a time of dramatic physical growth and brain development; students are hungry to learn but also self-conscious and eager for acceptance. Our challenging curriculum inspires them. Our co-curricular programs allow them to try new activities, join new teams, and find their passions. We pay attention to their social and emotional needs, weaving character education through all aspects the learning on a daily basis. We examine how we treat each other, how our actions impact others, and how we can own our mistakes and bounce back from failure.
Experiential education, with a safety net
Ricky Lapidus, Director of Learning, describes the progression of a Middle School student.
Middle School: Ready for big ideas
Will Bellaimey, Middle School History, helps 6th and 7th graders learn to engage with important questions.
Sixth grade takes on New York City
In 6th grade, students focus on New York City.
The eighth grade: on the cusp of it all
In 8th grade, Riverdale students prepare for the transition to high school.